Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
You can read about the birth of Moses in Exodus 2:1 – 3. What’s important to know about this setting is that in Exodus 1, just before the birth of Moses, the Pharaoh made a government declaration that all boys who were born to the Jews were to be immediately killed. The king created a law for the Hebrew nurses to kill all the male Hebrew children; however, the nurses decided to obey God by saving the lives of the male children rather than obeying that evil government mandate. The Bible says that because of this, God blessed the nurses and their families.
This was the political and cultural situation that the parents of baby Moses were facing when we read about their faith in Hebrews 11:23! The Egyptians and many other idolatrous nations did not value human life. The concept of valuing human life only came about when people learned to worship the God of the Hebrews, the Creator of all life.
When Amram and Jochebed, Moses’ father and mother, decided to save their son’s life by hiding him in a basket, they risked their lives and the lives of everyone in their family because they chose God’s way rather than the ways of those who did not honor God.
The decision to honor God is a decision that most people do not make; however, it was made by Moses’ parents because they had Faith that Doesn’t Fear Obeying God! Because of their faith, we are reading about them in the Bible today! What better way for God to honor those who honored Him?!
When you’re faced with having to choose between God’s way and the way of those who do not honor God, we pray you’ll choose God’s way and have Faith that Doesn’t Fear Obeying God!
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