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Exodus: Drawn Out

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Our Scripture reading for tomorrow is Exodus 2:1-10, however it's good to read Exodus 1 as well to get the full context for Exodus 2.

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I wonder if anyone kept track. How many babies were thrown into the Nile? Did the parents even protest anymore, as they once did, or had they given up hope -- protesting but soon reassuring themselves with words like, "that's the way it goes..."? Did someone record each baby boy that was thrown into the Nile, honouring their life at least with the recording of a number, so that they might be remembered?

I wonder if the people lost hope making bricks and suffering under their slave master's whips. I wonder if they lost hope when they saw Pharaoh's people lurking around their homes, watching and listening for baby boys.

Yet this book comes right after Joseph has told his brothers, "[What you did, sending me to Egypt, getting rid of me,] you meant it for evil but God meant it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." (Genesis 50:20)

As you read through these passages before church tomorrow take notice of God's action. In this time of death and darkness, while Pharaoh tries to exercise his power, notice how God is still at work.

What is God doing?

How is God turning things for good (or is He)?

How is God shown as sovereign?

 

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    Gerry Schinkel Monday, 09 January 2017

    I do not know about keeping records of all baby boys that were thrown in to the Nile river or how ever they were killed, but I am convinced that both mother and sister new what they were doing and expected pharaohs, daughter to be there and hoping for results along the way it happened. I am not trying to take away Gods plan, but God will work through the scheming of men for Gods own plan and Miriam and her mother most likely prayed for Gods blessing in all this.
    As for throwing babies in the river our society is doing it every day it is called abortion.

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