Moses' early life.
The young woman went and called the child’s mother.
The woman took the child, and nursed it.
Moses was afraid, and said, “Surely this thing is known.”
1. How many events were involved in the sequence resulting in baby Moses being saved?
v 5 to 8 Pharaoh’s daughter came down to bathe at the river (1) ... She saw the basket amongst the reeds, (2) ... She opened it, and saw the child, (3) and behold, the baby cried. (4) She had compassion on him, (5) ... Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” (6) The young woman went and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away, and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” (7)
2. How do we know that Moses, when he grew up, realised he was not an Egyptian?
v 11 In those days, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his brothers and saw their burdens. ...
3. Why was God concerned about the plight of the children of Israel?
v 24 and 25 God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the children of Israel, and God was concerned about them.
- v 1 to 10 A Levite and his wife have a boy and hide him for three months. When they can't hide him any longer, they put him in a papyrus basket on the river, and his sister watches him. He is found by Pharaoh's daughter who adopts him as her son and names him Moses
- v 11 to 22 When Moses grows up, he defends a fellow Hebrew (Israelite), by killing an Egyptian. He has to flee to Midian where he helps the daughters of Reuel, a Midianite priest, water their flock. Reuel invites him to stay and gives him Zipporah his daughter to be his wife by whom he has a son Gershom
- v 23 to 25 Meanwhile the Israelites are still in slavery and they cry to God who is aware of their problems