Exodus 1:22 ESV
22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.”
Exodus 2:1-10 ESV
1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. 4 And his sister stood at a distance to know what would be done to him. 5 Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her young women walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her servant woman, and she took it. 6 When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby was crying. She took pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?” 8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the girl went and called the child’s mother. 9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
I. THE THEME OF EXODUS (AND THE WHOLE BIBLE)
A. Exodus is about the power of God to save His people from who & what enslaves them.
B. The whole Bible is about God, not man.
C. The Bible tells us who we are and what we should be doing by telling us who God is and what He has done.
II. A SINISTER COMMAND, A SOVEREIGN CREATOR
A. Pharaoh wickedly orders the Egyptians to kill all the Hebrew baby boys.
B. Moses’ mom, like all moms, eventually accepts that she must trust her child into God’s loving care.
C. By the sovereign hand of God, Moses is cared for by his mom, watched over by his sister, & adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter.
III. HOPE ANEW: A SAVIOR IS BORN
A. The birth of Moses is the signal that there is hope for the enslaved Jewish people because a savior for them has born.
B. Moses is a forerunner and symbolically a type that points us forward thousands of years to the real Savior being born.
C. Ways that Moses’s birth points us forward to Jesus:
1. Both born under an order of genocide.
2. Both escaped death by hiding out in Egypt. (Hosea 11:1)
3. Both given names that tell of their future role in the kingdom of God.
4. Both show the power of God to be able to bring life from a place of death.
1. No matter what we have done, there is hope for us all through God sending us a Savior, Jesus. (Isaiah 59:1, Romans 5:20-21)
Exodus 2 SOVEREIGNTY AND PROVIDENCE