DCLM Higher Everyday 24 November 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — The Man Moses
TOPIC: THE MAN MOSES
TEXT: EXODUS 2:1-11
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 woman 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.
MEMORY VERSE: “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 woman took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses…” (EXODUS 2:9, 10).
According to Danielle Bemock, “Other than Jesus, Moses might be the most well-known character from the Bible.” This is because he played multiple roles throughout his life.
Born a special Hebrew child when the children of Israel were slaves in Egypt; his mother protected and hid him for months from being killed by Pharaoh. Miraculously, he was returned to his Hebrew mother to nurse him after Pharaoh’s daughter rescued him.
The king’s daughter raised him up as royalty surrounded by all the luxuries of the Egyptian palace. Moses lived in the Median desert for 40 years, while running away from Pharaoh’s death threats for killing an Egyptian.
Later, God appeared to him and gave him the mandate to rescue the Israelites from Egypt. Moses, with the help of Aaron his brother, conquered Pharaoh’s opposition and finally led the Israelites out of Egypt.
Many people are under the bondage of the devil in your school or community and are in need of another Moses. God wants to use you too; so make sure you are born again for Him to anoint you for service like Moses.
QUOTE: God wants to use you too.
CHALLENGE: Avoid giving God any excuses.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, make me Your special child.