On Hebrews 11: Moses’ Parents

Radical Greatness

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict – Heb 11:23.

Read: Exodus 2:1-10

Interact: Why was Pharaoh so intent on killing off the Israelite boys? What would it have been like to find out you (or your wife) were pregnant?

Reflect: The edict comes down from Pharaoh: All Israelite boys that are born are to be thrown into the Nile to drown, but girls were allowed to live. Imagine being a would-be parent, finding out that the wife is pregnant. There were no ultrasounds. For nine months, you anticipate the birth of a child, knowing its life or death was to be determined by the presence or absence of a Y chromosome. The day finally arrives; the wife goes into labor. At long last come…

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