Exodus chapter 1 tells us that the Israelites were prolific; the land of Egypt became filled with them. Eventually a new king, who did not know Joseph, took the throne. He was dismayed at the size and might of the Israelites and appointed taskmasters over them to afflict them with hard labor. The cool thing to me seems the more he afflicted them, the more they multiplied! Chapters 2 and 3 start with Moses’ birth and life and how God called him and gave him a mission to rescue the Israelites.
Today’s Nourishment: I love seeing the blessings of God on His people! Even in the midst of hardship, God blessed them. They multiplied and became a strong group of people. So often these days, people don’t see children as a blessing but more as a curse. They feel like they have to wait for everything in their lives to be perfect before they have children. If I had waited until everything lined up perfectly in my life, I still wouldn’t have children—and I don’t know anyone else who would have any either! What if Moses’ mother didn’t think it was a good time to have a child because they were slaves? She might not have done everything she could to make sure Moses survived. Yet God’s timing is always perfect. He provided for Moses and He will provide for the children He gives us.
Today, how are you trusting in God’s timing and His provision for your family?
Tomorrow’s Delight: Exodus 4-6
Kelly Quinn, South Carolina, mom of seven