How does one get a cocky young prince to a place where he can lead people? I am sure that if you would have asked God that question, Moses’ story would have been the source of information. Moses knew he was an Israelite. He was a part of the family of Pharaoh and was offered all the benefits of being a prince. But to show his loyalty to Israel, he killed an Egyptian who was mistreating one of the Israelites. Sadly, that did not end well. Pharaoh now wanted Moses’ head and Moses had to flee Egypt. He ended up in Midian.
In Midian he came across a group of female shepherds and protected and served them. This led to a dinner, that led to a marriage, that led to making Moses a Shepherd…go figure. There is no other way that a young cocky Egyptian prince would have ever learned to lead and shepherd. Egyptian hated sheep and shepherds, after all.
Moses began his adventure in a very unorthodox way. It would carry on through his entire life. God had heard the cry of HIs people and now began the preparation for their taking their lands. It was not a predictable path. but it was effective. The people had to be prepared, Moses had to be prepared, and the enemies of God had to be set up to be taken down. It is a complex plan, but God does those plans the best of all.
We make choices. Those choices impact our lives in ways we can never imagine. It is only when we can trust and follow Him that we see the execution of the Lord’s glorious plan in our lives. We can never give up or give in while God is in charge. He will do things and arrange lives to produce results that are astounding. Get ready, keep your eyes peeled. God hears your prayers and is ready to make His plan work in our lives.
God Bless You
11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”
14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”
15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. 16 Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. 17 Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.
18 When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, “Why have you returned so early today?”
19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”
20 “And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.”
21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage. 22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,[c] saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”
23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. 24 God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. 25 So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.