Biblical Stories Of Moses And The Lessons.
INTRODUCTION: In our topic, we want to look at some of Moses stories and the lessons to be learnt from it.
- MOSES KILLED AN EGYPTIAN:
Text- Exodus 2:11-22. Moses was born to Jochebed and Amram, both from the tribe of Levi, when the children of Israel lived in Egypt as slaves and King Pharaoh declared a decree at that time that every male child born to the families of the Israelites must be killed. Moses was kept and hidden by his mother for three months, but when she couldn’t hide him anymore, she made a little boat, placed him in it, and hid baby Moses in the reeds on the banks of the Nile River. He didn’t stay there long before being rescued by the Pharaoh’s daughter. Being unable to nurse him, she hired a Hebrew woman to do the job. This woman just so happened to be Moses’ mother. Moses grew up in the palace, brought up as a royalty, he had all he wanted, eats all he wanted but deep within himself he knew he was a Hebrew. One day Moses was passing by and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew slave, Moses was not pleased with this, he thereby killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
Lessons learnt from this first story is:
Moses knew who he was despite enjoying everything in the king’s palace, he never allowed the enjoyment and all the goods he had in the King’s palace to stop him from doing the right thing.
This is a lesson for us that we must never forget who we are in Christ anywhere we find ourselves. We must not join hands to do evil and we must stand up for whatever is the truth always.
- MOSES FLED TO MIDIAN
Text Exodus chapter 3-4. Moses fled from Egypt to a desert at Midian when he got to know the killing of an Egyptian, he was uncovered, he was sore afraid that he might get killed one day. He got married in the desert of Midian to Tharbis and Ziporah, but God appeared to Moses in flames of fire from within the bush while he was working for his father-in-law in the bush, Moses saw that the fire was burning but the bush was not burning so he went there to check and God called out to Moses to remove his sandals for where he was standing was holy. God communicated with Moses and told him He wants him to go back to Egypt to rescue his people the Israelites, because their cry has reached him and He has seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them, but Moses was afraid and he doubted himself that he can’t do it. Moses knew how powerful King Pharaoh was and all the armies that surrounded the city that only he could do nothing to bring the Israelites out of Egypt. Moses asked God to give him signs that He was with him and God gave Moses signs, so Moses trusted God and moved in the strength of God and left for Egypt to rescue the people of the Israelites and God was with Moses.
Lesson Learnt From This Second Part Of The Story:
God can use anyone, it does not matter the background, it doesn’t matter how far we have our own plans mapped out, it doesn’t matter how unfit or unworthy we could be God’s will and purpose for one will always come to pass.
Secondly, it doesn’t matter how big the dreams may look, God will always make way where there seems to be no way. As long as it’s God that ordained the dream, He will always make way.
Lastly, We can see from the summary of the story that the people of Israelites did not stop crying out loud to God to deliver them from the hand of Pharaoh, this is a lesson for us that we should not give up on asking God for whatever our desire may be, The Israelites had been under slavery years upon years, but they did not stop asking God for delivering them from slavery and oppression.
- MOSES LED THE PEOPLE OF ISRAELITES OUT OF EGYPT.
Text Exodus Chapter 7-12. This part of the story told us about the 10 plagues that had to happen before King Pharaoh released the people of Israelites. King Pharaoh became so heart hardened that he doesn’t want to let them go, but God had to proof Himself to him by punishing them with ten different plagues, Number 1 was the plague of the blood, the plague of frogs, the plague of gnats, plague of flies, the plague of livestock, the plague of boils, the plague of hail, the plague of locusts, the plague of darkness, the plague on the firstborn. After the last plague which was the killing of every firstborn of all the Egyptians, King Pharaoh had to let the Israelites go because the death of the firstborn was deadly and so sorrowful, but upon allowing the Israelites to go, King Pharaoh still sent armies to pursue them, the Israelites got to the red sea looking at it at their front, and behind them was the armies of the Egypt, they were already blaming Moses for not leaving them to suffer in Egypt, but God showed up for the Israelites, when Moses took the courage to pray to God, He parted the red sea for them and made them cross to the other side on dry land. While the Egyptians perished in the red sea with their horses and fighting armors and swords.
Lessons Learnt From This Story:
Lesson learnt here shows us that there are stubborn enemies that one must conquer to fulfill one’s destiny, there will always be enemies that will fight one’s breakthroughs that will say over there dead body will they see you prosper or even live, but one must stand strong in prayers against all forces of the enemies and win the battles.
Another lesson learnt is that one must not give up on God even right in the storm, God is always ready with His hands opened wide to help us, but we must call on Him. We can see from this story that the people of the Israelites were already crying when they were faced with the red sea, and the Egyptians right behind them, they were already blaming Moses for bringing them out to make them perish instead of trusting in the God that brought them out of the land of Egypt, but thank God for Moses that had the courage to pray to God even in the midst of storm. The Bible says in Psalms 145:18” The Lord is near to those who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.