Sunday, 5 March 2017

ANSWER TO THE BIBLE QUIZ 3

The answer to the bible quiz is "MOSES' MOTHER" (Jochebed as explained in the book of Numbers). That was very simple. 



A very big "THANK YOU" to everyone who participated in the quiz. Those who used the comment box and those who just whispered the answer and moved on with their daily activity. 

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF MOSES' MOTHER 
Although her name was not mentioned during the birth of Moses but her Heroic display of Faith in God taught us some great lessons.

1. WILLINGNESS TO TAKE RISKS: at the time she gave birth to Moses there was a decree that every male new born among the Hebrews should be killed. She risked both her life (for disobeying the decree) and the life of her child by keeping him for 3 months.

2. SHE SPICED HER FAITH WITH GREAT WORK: when she could no longer keep the boy, she took an ark (boat) and made sure its waterproof (daubed with asphalt and pitch), then she put Marian at a distance to keep an eye on her younger brother. She set the boy in the reeds (water plants) and that means the water current cannot make the boat sail away.

3. THE REWARD WAS BOUNTIFUL: Trust me when I say this, God does not disappoint us when He sees our Faith and our works. Although Pharaoh decreed to kill the Hebrew's male children, yet God used Pharaoh's own daughter to save that very child whose mother has shown great Faith.

God filled Pharaoh's daughter's heart with compassion for the child. She recognised the child belongs to the Hebrews, yet she was willing to employ an Hebrew woman to nurse the child and she was willing to pay the Nurse for the service. 

During the hardship faced by the Isrealites in Egypt, she risked her life to protect her child, and she was paid to raise her own child which she risked everything for, that REWARD was BOUNTIFUL. WHAT A MIGHTY GOD WE SERVE.



Read the story

Exodus 2:1‭-‬10 NKJV
And a man of the house of Levi went and took as  wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank. And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”



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