June 18, Today’s thought –Amram and Jochebed

Thoughts from June 17, Father’s Day Message, preached in Spanish by Pastor Jose Montano, from Havana, Cuba, translated by Brother Luis Sanchez.

Exodus 6:20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.

Did you ever think about this couple,
these parents, who were slaves their whole lives,
without a scripture,
without the Law,
without religion as we know it,
trusting in the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.

Trust nurtured by the retelling of the stories of their forefathers.

Exo 2:2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Living close enough to God to hear Him say this is a ‘goodly child.’
Making a plan,
Hoping to just save his life.
Trusting in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

Heb 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.

By the faith of his parents,
Amram, an exalted people,
and Jochebed, the glory of God,
Moses was hid . . .

And Moses was raised a prince,
taught the language, customs, politics,
and religion of his foster family.

All the while
his parents were trusting in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

Moses, who when he came of age,
tried to fix the plight of his people in his own strength,
failing and running away

Exodus 2:11-15 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren. And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

All the while
his parents were trusting in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Heb 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

This Moses, as an adult, by himself in the desert, recognized the voice of God, because he had parents who trusted in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.

Exodus 3:4,6 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I…..Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

These are my ponderings of the message. I received encouragement to continue to have hope and trust in God for the children that have chosen to try their own ways. Remembering that the truths they were taught will be there for them when they again hear the voice of God calling them home.

Not all the scriptures listed here included in the message, it is where my thoughts led me. If you would like to hear this inspiring message; go to this link after Monday when it is uploaded:
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Trust in God for your day. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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