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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Monday 5 October: Acts 7:23-32:

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Monday 5 October:  Acts 7:23-32:

V23:  Stephen speaks of how Moses, now aged 40, was moved to visit his fellow Israelites in their slavery. Both these verses and Hebrews 11:24-26, add detail to the basic account in Exodus 2, telling us that Moses already knew that his true kinship was with the Israelite slaves. Surely, his mother’s early teaching was working in his heart.

V24-25:  But he acted in human anger and haste, to strike down the Egyptian taskmaster he saw beating a slave. Yet we are told that he thought Israel would see him as a ( God-given ) deliverer. However, he did not yet truly know God, of course. Perhaps his act reflects the pride of his Egyptian up-bringing, which God would take 40 years to deal with, before he was ready for his work.

V26-27:  So, when he tried to reconcile two Hebrews he saw fighting, they refused and rejected his intervention.

V28-29:   Learning how his killing of the Egyptian is known, Moses panics, and flees from Egypt. (Exodus 2:15 clarifies this.) In it all, God is working out His purpose, of course. Moses goes into exile in the land of Midian, where he marries and becomes a father. ( Exodus 2:21-22.)

V30:  40 years pass – Moses is  now 80! God’s timetable is often very different from what our human impatience would prefer. Then God appears to him in the burning bush. ( Exodus 3:2.)

V31-32:  First, he is amazed at the sight, then as God speaks to him, awed and afraid before the Lord. But God declares Himself the living God ( ” I AM “) and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, now fulfilling His promises and His purpose.