Moses In Exodus

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God uses certain people to impact many others. After reading the first twenty chapters of Exodus, it is clear that God was still living out his promise to Abraham through Moses. Moses’ lineage traces back to Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. God placed the infant Israelite, Moses, in Pharaoh’s household, speaks to Moses, uses Moses to free the Israelites and finally taught the Israelites of God’s laws in these chapters.
God’s covenant to Abraham included all of Abraham’s decedents taking over the land and obtaining the covenant. From Abraham to Isaac to Jacob and all the way to Moses, God carried this covenant through the descendants of Abraham. He uses Moses to stay true to his promise. The Israelites were under great oppression, God heard their cries and He sent Moses as an innocent baby into the house of Pharaoh.
Pharaoh wanted the midwives to kill all male babies immediately after they were born. The midwives knew that this was not right and stood up against Pharaoh’s laws. God rewarded the disobedience. While the Bible talks about following man’s law, it was interesting to read about God rewarding people that stood for His laws over man’s laws. We must think about this when making decisions in contemporary society.
After Moses was born, his mother put him in the river in a basket. He floated right to the Pharaoh’s house. When
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Pharaoh called in the magicians to perform the same miracles and while they could do the first couple, they could not perform most of them. Nor could the magicians lift the plagues. Finally, the magicians told Pharaoh that it had to have been God. The elders tried to talk some sense into the stubborn Pharaoh too. Yet, his heart was too hard to listen. Finally, after God takes Pharaoh’s son with the tenth plague, Pharaoh lets the Israelites

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