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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.

Saturday 3 October: Acts 7: 17-22:

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Saturday 3 October:  Acts 7: 17-22:

V17-18:  As God’s time of fulfillment drew near, there was a new Pharaoh who “did not know Joseph” – had no regard for how Joseph had been under God Egypt’s deliverer, and how the Israelites were in Egypt at all.

V19:  So, he made the people slaves and treated them harshly, culminating in the order to kill the baby boys ( Exodus 1.) ” Shrewdly” could once carry the sense of cruelty, but in Pharaoh’s eyes he was ” being shrewd” in our sense too.

V20-21:  Then, the birth – and preservation, of Moses. ” Beautiful in God’s sight” surely, not merely physically ( though perhaps he was, to appeal to Pharaoh’s daughter!) but in God’s knowledge of his nature and character as it would be with God’s hand upon him. ( Compare 1 Samuel 16:7.)

V22:  So, Moses grew up as a “prince in Egypt”, receiving all the wisdom of the greatest civilisation of that time ( though a thoroughly pagan one, of course ) This was but the first stage in God’s dealings with him, in preparation for the task He had for him years later. We remember, however, how in God’s overruling, Moses’ own ( Hebrew) mother had an input into his upbringing, ( Exodus 1:7-10) and surely taught him of the true God, to counter the paganism of Egypt.