Moses – His Start

As we continue through Exodus 2, Moses seems to have made a choice to identify with his people, the Hebrews. According to tradition, Moses was being trained and groomed to be the next Pharaoh of Egypt, but here made a conscious choice to identify with his people, God’s people (Exodus 2.11cf. Acts 7.23). Moses knew who he was, where he had come from, and where he felt the Lord leading him.

Moses knew, do you?

However, he took this identification and emotional attachment too far and killed an Egyptian (Exodus 2.12). Thinking the people would recognise his intentions to deliver them from slavery (Acts 7.25), he then tried to intervene in a dispute between two Hebrews, only to be rejected. 

Moses had identified with God’s people, identified himself emotionally and powerfully, but then overstepped in the actions that he took. He had skipped a really important step – humbling himself before the Lord. Whilst his plans may have had noble intention, they were his plans, not God’s plans (Proverbs 19.21).

Many years later, another Deliverer would be born who was shown favour from birth, who was obviously special as a child, who publicly and powerfully identified Himself with God’s people, who did humble Himself before the Lord before putting plans into action. Jesus is that Deliverer

What this means for you is that there is a way out of bondage, slavery, that there is a way out of metaphorical Egypt for you. Jesus has identified Himself with you through taking on flesh, living a sinless life, giving it up for you to satisfy the righteous requirements of a Holy God, and triumphing over sin and death through His resurrection. 

As great as Moses was, as much as he was the man called of God in that time and in that place, Jesus is the truer and better Moses, and He stands ready to offer you a way out of Egypt. Have you taken it?

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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