Tuesday, July 18, 2017

God's Ways

"It is one of the Hebrews' children" Exodus 2:6

The mother of Moses was desperate. Desperate. Pharaoh had given the order that all the newborn Hebrew babies would be thrown into the Nile river. Her precious baby boy! So she hid him for three months, and when that was no longer possible, she placed him in a waterproof papyrus reed basket. She brought him out to the river bank and placed it among the reeds. To me, that is a terrible plan! Pharaoh's servants could easily have found the baby and drowned him! 

And true enough, he was found by Pharaoh's daughter. One would think the daughter would be of one mind with her father, but no! She saved Moses, eventually adopting him as her own. Women in the life of Moses didn't act in the usual way, obviously! 

God acts in His own way as well. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways. For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 55:8-9) That is why it is soooo important to read God's Word and listen to Him. Although Joseph' mother foolhardily left her baby in the reeds, I am sure she prayed hard and listened for God's direction. She also sent her daughter to watch out for Moses. 

Whenever we are faced with hard decisions, we should always seek for God's direction. We should pray hard, read the Bible, and ask others to pray with us. Then even if we do something stupid, we can trust that God will work for good (Romans 8:28). 

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