Monday, February 10, 2020
Daily Devotion: MOSES’ PARENTS: THE FAITH TO DO RIGHT
Bible Reading: Exodus 2:1-10 & Hebrews 11:23
Key Verse: 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.”
Key Word: was hid three months of his parents
As you read the key verse from Hebrews, you will see that Moses’ parents hid him for two reasons. First of all, because he saw that he was a proper child. The word proper means “aglow.” They saw something special in Moses. It was evident that God was going to use Moses in a special way. Secondly, they hid him because they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. (See Exodus 1:16.)
It’s obvious to see that it took faith in God for Moses’ parents to do right. In doing right they had to have the faith to overcome their fear, “They were not afraid of the king’s commandment.”
A young woman was waiting for a bus in a crime-ridden area one evening when a rookie policeman approached her. “Want me to wait with you?” he asked. “That’s not necessary. I’m not afraid,” she replied. “Well, I am,” he grinned. “Would you mind waiting with me?”
A backwoods farmer, sitting on the steps of a tumble-down shack, was approached by a stranger who stopped for a drink of water.
“How’s your wheat coming along?” asked the stranger.
“Didn’t plant none.”
“Really, I thought this was good wheat country.”
“Afraid it would rain.”
“Well, how is your corn crop?”
“Ain’t got none. Afraid of corn blight.”
The stranger, confused but persevering, continued, “Well, sir, how are your potatoes?”
“Didn’t plant no potatoes either...afraid of potato bugs.”
“For Pete’s sake, man,” the stranger asked. “What did you plant?”
“Nothing,” said the farmer. “I just played it safe.”
Fear kept him from taking risks, and as a result, he lost out.
I wonder how many believers have lost out on God’s blessings because they acted out of fear rather than faith.
What to do:
✞ Live off faith, not fear.
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