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Moses Joins His People
September 27, 2020

Moses Joins His People

September 27, 2020

Exodus 2:11-22

Moses’ Actions

New Testament

But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel. And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian. And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him, but they did not understand. On the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren, why do you injure one another?’ But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge over us? You do not mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?’ At this remark, Moses fled and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he became the father of two sons.  Acts 7:23-29 NASB

Moses became a .

You shall say, ‘Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is loathsome to the Egyptians.”  Genesis 46:34 NASB

Lessons Moses Needed To Learn

  • Moses lacked the of the way moves to accomplish His purposes.
  • Moses had to learn what it was to be to self and truly to God.

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24 NASB

And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23 NASB

  • Moses needed to learn ends are never achieved by means.
  • Moses had to learn the lessons of the .
  • People can be too for God.
  • What means

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1 NASB

  • on him are not personal.

Reasons For Disappointment

  • God’s school
  • God is .

He made known His ways to Moses. Psalms 103:7a NASB

You led Your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. Psalms 77:20 NASB

Each of us need to :

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:5-7 NASB

We need to be: , , .

We Can Learn About The Ways Of God By Noticing Moses’ Failures.

1st It springs from sympathy.

He had to learn the difference between and of God.

2nd His action was . Moses was ahead of:

  • (Gen. 15:13-14)
  • His (Acts 7:22)

3rd His action sprang from strength.

‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts. Zech. 4:6c NASB

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Eph. 6:10 NASB

4th He was too concerned about what thought.

So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. Ex. 2:12 NASB

This shows his was not clear.


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