Teacher: Rusty Kennedy
Series: Mother's Day
Exodus 6:20 - 20 Amram married his father’s sister Jochebed, and she bore him Aaron and Moses.
Exodus 1:8-10 - 8 A new king, who had not known Joseph, came to power in Egypt. 9 He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and powerful than we are. 10 Let us deal shrewdly with them; otherwise they will multiply further, and if war breaks out, they may join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.”
Exodus 1:22 - 22 Pharaoh then commanded all his people: “You must throw every son born to the Hebrews into the Nile, but let every daughter live.”
Exodus 2:1-10 - 1 Now a man (Amram) from the family of Levi married a Levite woman (Jochebed).
- Jews – God’s chosen people.
- Levites – Priests who carried out the duties of the temple/tabernacle. Very religious people.
- They were willing to defy orders of the Pharaoh.
- Jochebed – She had a relationship with the Lord. This is essential for parents.
2 The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months.
- Jochebed refused to give into a godless system that would have cost her the life of her son.
- Hebrews 11:23-29 - 23 By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict.
- God… make us parents who aren’t afraid to take a stand in our faith through these sinful days.
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter 25 and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.
- Jochebed instilled her faith in her child so that one day he would have his own faith and pursue it.
Exodus 2:3-10 - 3 But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. 4 Then his sister stood at a distance in order to see what would happen to him.
Jochebed’s Confidence (faith):
- It took faith to place the child in the river.
- This was the same instrument which was being used to destroy the other babies.
- It took faith for this mother to take her hands off the life of this child and leave him to the will of God.
- It takes faith for us to let our children go.
- It takes faith to just leave them in the hand of God, but the child who has a praying mother, a past filled with the Bible and training in the way of the Lord has the advantage and will do well.
5 Pharaoh’s daughter went down to bathe at the Nile while her servant girls walked along the riverbank. Seeing the basket among the reeds, she sent her slave girl to get it. 6 When she opened it, she saw the child—a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.”
7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a woman from the Hebrews to nurse the boy for you?”
8 “Go,” Pharaoh’s daughter told her. So the girl went and called the boy’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.” So the woman took the boy and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
Jochebed’s Giving Away her Son:
- Jochebed refused to let her child be trained in the ways of the world.
- Faith is taught at home.
- Don’t trust the system to teach your child about faith.
- I left what I was doing because I didn’t want anyone else to teach my kids what I had come to understand.
- Jochebed taught Moses God’s ways rather than the world system.
- She trained Moses then gave Moses away for God’s service.
- This is no different than what God for us with His only Son… Jesus.
 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Ex 6:20). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Ex 1:8–10). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Ex 1:22). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Heb 11:23–29). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
 The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Ex 2:1–11). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.