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Exodus 2 Study/Psalm 61 (62) Study/Message from Mark 4:39... Have Faith in Him He clams the Storm...



The Birth of Moses – (Exodus 2:1-10)

2 And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2 So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.

5 Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. 6 And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So, she had compassion 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 a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?”

8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So, the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then 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 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name [a]Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

NOTES – (vv. 2, 4, & 9)

2:2: MOSES’ PARENTS were Amram and Jochebed – (Exodus 6:20; and Numbers 26:59) … They hid Moses for THREE MONTHS because they embraced the faith of Abraham – (Hebrews 11:8-15; & v. 23) … So, they were not afraid of the king’s commandment …

EXODUS 6:20: Now Amram took as his wife Jochebed, the daughter of his father’s brother; and she bore him Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister; and Amram lived one hundred and thirty-seven years …

Numbers 26:59: The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam …

Hebrews 11:8-15; & v. 23- 8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she[a] bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off [b]were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return

(Hebrews 11:23)- By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden THREE MONTHS by his parents, because they saw he was beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command …

FAITH IS SIMPLE AND IS GLORIOUS IN OUR LIVES- For Abraham and Sarah it became a

venturesome action; obedience; patience; trust and confidence … For Moses Parents it led to Moses being born and faith helped Moses overcome his own anxieties about facing Pharaoh …

2:4: Miriam, Moses’ sister, was watching from a distance to learn what would become of Moses … She, too, was a woman of God whose FAITH led to learning … She would learn from observing the divine providence in the situation – (Acts 7:20) … And we can learn how easy it is for the Lord to keep incarnational history in motion even during great opposition …

Acts 7:20: At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father’s house for THREE MONTHS …

2:9: JOCHEBED may be the only woman in history to be paid for nursing her own child …

Moses Flees to Midian – (Exodus 2:11-25)

11 Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?”

14 Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”

So, Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!” 15 When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from [b]the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. And they came and drew water, and they filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Then the shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.

18 When they came to Reuel[c] their father, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”

19 And they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and he also drew enough water for us and watered the flock.”

20 So he said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why is it that you have left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”

21 Then Moses was content to live with the man, and he gave Zipporah his daughter to Moses. 22 And she bore him a son. He called his name Gershom,[d] for he said, “I have been a [e]stranger in a foreign land.”

23 Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. 24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.

NOTES – (vv. 11, 12, 15, 22 & 24) …

2:11: Moses went out to see his brethren because he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter … Why??? Because of his faith, for he chose the Lord and holiness over the riches of Egypt and the passing pleasures of sin … He had his eyes on the world to come – (Hebrews 11:24-26) …

Hebrews 11:24-26: 24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the [a]passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the [b]reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures [c]in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

2:12: Moses was forty years old at this time, and he knew he was the deliver the one to lead Israel to the promise land … Moses even defended an Israelite and killed the Egyptian … He supposed the Israelites would understand his calling from God, but they did not – (Acts 7:23-28) …

Acts 7:23-28: Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel. 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian. 25 For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand. 26 And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?’ 27 But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? 28 Do you want to kill me as you did the Egyptian yesterday?’

2:15: This is another instance of divine providence preserving Moses’ life … He fled to Midian, where he lived for forty years – (Acts 7:29-30) …

Acts 7:29-30: Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons.

30 “And when forty years had passed, an Angel [a]of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.

2:22: Moses named his son Gershom, which that name relates to sojourning in a foreign land … As a man of God, he looked to the reward – (Hebrews 11:26), which is the world to come … For this world is a foreign land to the people of faith …

Hebrews 11:26: esteeming the [a]reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures [b]in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

2:24: God remembered His covenant, for His remembrance is salvation … This covenant is the NT in Christ … It is called the Covenant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to instruct the Jews and all mankind that salvation comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ …



PSALM 61 (62): Is a prayer of Christ – (THE END, v. 1) … He is praying this prayer on behalf of the Church, which is His Body – (CONGREGATION OF PEOPLE, v. 9; see also Ephesians 1:22-23) … He is encouraging His members to BE SUBMISSIVE TO GOD – (vv. 2, 6), and the psalm gives numerous good reasons to do so …

Ephesians 1:22-23: And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Mark 4:39

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace,[a] be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

This is what FAITH is all about and what we just learned from our lesson today … Faith has played a major role and establishing God’s Divine Order and Words here on earth … Many before us have sacrificed so much for our Lord by putting complete trust in His Ways, and many even served Him even in death … These aren’t just old ancient stories but true stories of individuals who chose our Lord over this world … Today have faith, be kind, helpful and have some compassion if you can help someone who needs it, or have a chat with someone who just want an ear …

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