Exodus Chapter 2

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Exodus 2

1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.

2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.

9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.

10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

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38 thoughts on “Exodus Chapter 2

  1. A couple of things came to mind when reading this chapter this morning. In the beginning we see the love of a mother, as Moses’ birth mother, went to extremes to save her son. The Lord always had a plan for this little baby boy as He had him pulled out of a for sure death. It wasn’t a coincidence that Pharaoh’s daughter just happened to be out there and just happened to see the floating basket…..it was God’s plan unfolding. There are so many still floating out there, headed for a for sure death; and we must allow the Lord to use us (POFW) to pull them out and into His marvelous light. The end of the chapter reminded me that God knows, God hears us, understands where we are, what we are going through and what we need……and JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

  2. iLove to eat More Word

    Exodus 2:20 NLT “Then where is he?” their father asked. “Why did you leave him there? Invite him to come and eat with us.”

    That right there is good fashion hospitality. The thing about it is, hospitality has to taught. The society that we live in today is far from this type of common courtesy.

  3. 21-22. Moses agreed to settle down there with the man, who then gave his daughter Zipporah (Bird) to him for his wife. She had a son, and Moses named him Gershom (Sojourner), saying, “I’m a sojourner in a foreign country.” MSG

    This world is not my home
    I’m just a-passin’ through
    My treasures are laid up
    Somewhere beyond the blue
    The angels beckon me
    From heaven’s open door
    And I can’t feel at home
    In this world anymore

  4. GOD IS FAITHFUL!!!

    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    THIS NATION SHOULD READ THIS VERSE, MAYBE THEY WOULD THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT ISRAEL!!!

  5. 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

    Where ever God has you at the moment contentment is the key. Paul said the be content whatever state your in and he also said that he would think himself happy. Your attitude is important to remain in a place where God can use you.

  6. “God heard their groans. He remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites with favor. He was concerned about them.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭2:24-25‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    The Lord hears us and will remember his agreement. He will extend his favor because he cares for us. We serve a mighty God. Great is thy Faithfulness. 

  7. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    RESPECT

    2 Samuel 14:14, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Romans 2:11 all state that God does not have respect for any one person, so why is it that He here has respect?

    When we look closer, we see that according to “Strong’s Lexicon”, that respect here means the same as to perceive, to acquire knowledge, to know, or to be acquainted, and is found in the KJV 947 times.

    With that in mind, we ask ourselves how He might not know what was going on with Israel that He would have to acquire knowledge? He’s God, HE knew, He decided He would do something about it at this point is all, and brought their sufferings to the attention of Moses as well as a solution.

    Many times we miss the big picture. If we don’t humble ourselves and cry out to God, and remind Him of all His promises for us (worship Him), but we cry about the challenges we are facing, we continue to make our challenges bigger than our God, and He has not reason to allow others insight, or even become acquainted with our situations, to give us a solution. HIM and Himself glorified. In the end that is what we were made for, to worship Him and bring Him glory.

  8. Moses made a difficult choice he refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh daughter. He choice to be mistreated with the people of God rather to enjoy the pleasure of sin . This is a choice you have to make living for God.

  9. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    God hears us; He hears you. Jesus today You will Save me!

  10. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

    The Bible says “When she could not longer hide him…” she went to works. As a mother of three young children I tend to often pray for myself that I would become like the great mothers of the Bible. I believe that Jochebed was a women of Faith. When she could no longer hide her son she went to work to prepared a safe place for him while she exercised her Faith.

    Her son returned named changed yet she had the opportunity to nurture and feed him and present him to his destiny.

    Mothers God has called us to motherhood. It is not just a title but a ministry. We must learn to walk in Faith while they are young, feed them, nurture them, and lead them to their destiny in HIM. When we prepare a safe place for them they will never forget where they came from and one day they will be able to lead others out of bondage.

  11. “Mama aint raise no punk”

    Moses saw women struggling trying to fetch water. The ladies didnt even have to ask him to help. He just knew he had to help with out expecting an reward. I believe that young men should go out of their way to help a lady that is struggling. Maybe God will reward you.

    Moses mother didnt raise a punk. And my mama didnt either.

  12. The Mighty Love of a Mother

    6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
    7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
    8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
    9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy your wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.
    10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
    11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

    The love of a mother is one of the strongest love. A mother is capable of doing the impossible for her child. Here you see a woman yearning to be a mother to the extend of keeping and raising a Hebrew child as her own. You see a Hebrew mother willing to sacrifice it all for her son. God blesses that sacrifice and she gets to nurse her own son. Now, as a mother I know she sang lullabies rooted on her believes and it shows because even as a grown young man he did not forget who he was. He returns to his brethren and the injustice treatment that they were under hurts him so badly that he kills an Egyptian one of the kind that rescue him in the first place. Bringing new meaning to be in the world but not part of it. The love of a mother is so strong no child can forget it. Lord let us have that kind of motherly love towards our spiritual babies. Let us sing the lullabies of your word so when they are in the world they will remember and return home. In Jesus Name I pray AMEN

  13. The slime and the pitch

    3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

    The slime and pitch is what coated the ark and made it float. It was a protection. The same is our testimony. It may not look very good to anyone else but we know it’s what keeps us going. We have to remember where we came from and know where we are headed. Without the slime and the pitch the ark sinks.

    Revelation 12:
    10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
    11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

    Sometimes we don’t understand the mess that we are going through or the slime and pitch that is placed on us, but God knows
    what it’s going to take to get us through.

  14. 12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

    13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

    14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

    Moses tried to do a right cause, trying to separate a fight but in doing so, he did it in the wrong way and he ended up killing a guy. Many people justify their actions by convincing themselves the actions or the end goal are for the better good. But your actions can be what come back to haunt you in the future. Let your actions speak the love of Christ along with your words.

  15. 19“An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds,” they answered. “And then he drew water for us and watered our flocks.”

    The sisters never expected to be rescued by an Egyptian. When you least expect something God will provide. God’s timing is his will and always is perfect timing.

  16. WHAT DO YOU SEE

    6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

    A key element of the ministry in every believer is compassion. When we look into hurting peoples lives WHAT DO YOU SEE. We are daily surrounded by people crying out from a wounded spirit, broken dream or pained circumstance.

    The LOVE of JESUS in our hearts should be the driving factor to us to reach out to the lost and dying souls around us.

    When you look into the eyes of a hurting family member, coworker, neighbor or acquaintance WHAT DO YOU SEE. Do you see their problems, sins or weaknesses, or do you see their hurt and hunger for GOD.

    Lets REACH the region of Fort Worth with eyes of COMPASSION.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  17. 24: So God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25: And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.
    I love this because as the children of Israel was in bondage and under oppression, so was I, I was a slave to sin, God heard my cry and at times I was to prideful to cry but he heard my hearts cry and he remembered me and he saved me. I believe that he saw that Moses wasn’t moved by the lifestyle of the Egyptians, he had a compassion for his own people and that’s why God used him to lead the people out of Egypt. I love how God sees in us abilities we don’t even realize we have. And even in the midst of trouble he sees us as usable. GLORY BE TO GOD! ( Please excuse the grammar, and punctuation)

  18. 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

    24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    God hears our every cry! He said He would never leave us nor forsake us! He knows every promise He has given us, just trust in Him and we will receive it on His timing. For we serve an on time God!!

  19. 4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.

    This verses doesn’t say mom or dad watched over the ark and I would imagine that would be too risky for them to. It was his sister and not because she was told to either. She shows here that she is her brothers keeper unlike Cain (Gen 4:9). God used this act of faith by a mother and ministry of a sister to unfold his plan catching the attention of Pharoah’s daughter. Their are more babies floating in arks needing to be guided to saftey, but God knows where they are and were he wants to send them. The princess named the baby Moses because she drew him out of the water, but once we are baptized and come out of the water spiritual babies need the same guidance. God blessed the daughter for her ministry and willingness to watch over Moses and take him to nurse. You never know who God is going to use you to bless and who they will become.

  20. 3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

    I love the fact that God used the same River that was meant to destroy, to actually save him!

  21. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    Remembering his promise.

    God will remember his promises because he cannot lie. His promises are yea and amen.

  22. Moses had a love for his people. When they were suffering at the hands of not only the Egyptians, but also their fellow man. Moses did what was needed to protect his people. There is no compassion for your fellow man today. This is where we need to step up as Christians, to show hospitality and compassion for those around us. No matter the situation there should always be some level of compassion. That is what I received from this chapter. May God bless each of us, everyday!!!!!

  23. Exodus 2:14 (KJV Strong’s)

    14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

    Matthew 7:20 (KJV Strong’s)

    20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    Moses was cornered. The people had pin pointed him as an executioner. They figured if he killed the Egyptian and took his life for not complying with his wishes that Moses would treat them the same way.

    They widely questioned him based on his actions. We are known by our fruit. People, and God will know how we will respond based on what we do today.

    Make good choices daily to prepare for for the good choices in the future.

  24. vss.3-4 And the woman conceceived , and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly chil, she hid him three months
    And when she could not longer HIDE him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the driver’s brink.

    Our faith will always require action. As we see Moses’s mother believed and acted in faith. In the same sense only ” believing ” does not activated the provision of heaven, but repentance, baptism in JESUS NAME, being filled with and living in the Spirit .

  25. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
    the Bible says that we have a high priest that can be touch with the feelings of our infirmity I am thankful that when we are feeling low and we’re feeling down when we’re feeling defeated that God does not leave us alone but he comes through for us and makes a way for us.

  26. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    God will never forget his promises. He is faithful and will foulfill his word.

  27. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    Thank you Jesus for your Mercy and Grace, that you hear your children in the day of their distress and show your mighty hand.

  28. Bringing the blessing.
    I thankyou dear Lord for bringing me out of my life challenges when I called on your name you were there.
    When Moses went to the certain town he was asked by God to go to a place he didn’t want to go to. But he did and obeyed the Lord. I appreciate Jesus. I want to listen to him and go on waiting for the Lord to move in my life.
    Thankyou Lord. I appreciate other believers because sometimes they may have just the revelation that God gave them to pass on to you and me.

    Bless you Lord.

  29. Gen. 2:6-9
    6) And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
    7) Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
    8) And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
    9) And Pharaoh’s daughter said, Take the child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.

    I find this story interesting. First, Pharaoh is the one who wants all Hebrew baby boys dead, yet it is his own daughter who finds and has compassion on a Hebrew baby boy and raises him as her own son. Also, Moses’ mother not only gets to take care of him, but gets paid for it.
    What an Amazing and Awesome God we serve!
    Like Bro. Scoggins said tonight, “God is never without a plan.”

  30. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    This is so beautiful… Jesus always has a plan and will use us to his glory. Are we working for our kingdom or the kingdom of God. Jesus is always with us no matter what. When we cry out to him he will hear us, he will use us like never before. He said greater things we shall see and do. This is a promise from God. Thank you Jesus for you passion, love, and mercy Jesus. I am nothing without you!!!!!!

  31. “And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.” The word of God (Jesus) provided no names, however the King (Jesus) was aware of who they were. One should not be so concerned if the world knows ones name, however one should be very concerned on how the Judge (Jesus) knows. Dear God, help me so that I may be known favorably, by you; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  32. 7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?

    8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.

    9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.
    God will always make provision for his children.

  33. Who made you ruler over us?

    No one likes a boss. Moses tried to make peace and they rejected it. It would take an act of God to allow the Israelites to be delivered and even that was short lived. These people were truly ingrates.

  34. “A man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman. The woman became pregnant and had a son. She saw there was something special about him and hid him. She hid him for three months. When she couldn’t hide him any longer she got a little basket-boat made of papyrus, waterproofed it with tar and pitch, and placed the child in it. Then she set it afloat in the reeds at the edge of the Nile.”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭2:1-3‬ ‭MSG‬‬
    http://bible.com/97/exo.2.1-3.msg

    As a child Moses was delivered above the water. As an adult he was saved through it.

  35. Missing Father

    Where was Moses’ dad during the first three months of his life? Where was he when the mother bundled the baby and sent him down river? Broken families are not easy but they can still be blessed. Just because there is not a mother and father present in the home does not exclude this home/family from the blessings of God. Mother, keep doing what is right in the sight of the Lord with those children. Father, keep doing what is right in the site of the Lord with those children.

    To the missing parent: Being a part of your child’s life and supporting them go hand in hand and when you choose not to do those two things you are being selfish and in the end the child suffers.

  36. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    God hears your cries. He has love and respect for you. Trust in the Lord.

  37. 23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

    24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

    25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    Many have paved the way for us. All the evangelist, and preachers of the Word that have and are still preaching the Word in this cruel world, full of evil. Some even face death daily, and have nothing but there faith, to get them thru. If we answer the call, God will remember us when our children are going thru pain and suffering, we will be the remembered.

  38. 25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

    This is wonderful to red. God gave them a promise. They knew there was a future but they had to endure. All that we have to do is endure. When we call out to Jesus he will hear us.

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