Why would God almost kill Moses? (Exodus 4:23)
Alright, this isn't fair. Because it wasn't in The Story :). But since it's in Exodus I'll attempt to address it. I don't know. I do know this though. Apparently, his wife's quick circumcision of their child made quite a difference to God. Was it because God was holding Moses accountable for his child having yet to be circumcised, as a reminder that as much power and authority as Moses is about to have - he still is accountable to God for his faithfulness to the covenant with Abraham? There is some thought that throughout Scripture, the greater the authority one has, the "tighter the leash" or the more accountable they are to God - i.e. teachers will be judged more strictly. (James 3:1)
There is something going on with Moses' feet there. Remember he had his sandals off on holy ground. I don't know if they were needed to be set apart or cleansed in some way. Think "beautiful feet" and the bringing of "good news" we read about from the prophet Isaiah and in Romans 10. Just conjecturing here.
One thing is for sure. Even though Moses is about to be God's primary representative for the deliverance of his people, this doesn't mean that Moses doesn't need deliverance himself. He's still dependent upon others himself. It's apparent that his wife "saves his bacon."
Can you see why the editors deleted this story from The Story? :)
It's another testimony to the inscrutability of God. He's is trustworthy and yet mysterious and will not be completely understood or fathomed.
Are there ways in which the Jewish feast of Passover also pointed them to Jesus as the Lamb of God?
Absolutely. Hebrews 10:1 speaks of "the law as only a shadow of the good things that are coming - not the realities themselves." Colossians 2:16-17 speaks of religious festivals, such as the Passover, as "a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however is found in Christ."
By the way, what does it take to make a shadow? The sun. And it's the Son who makes all religious festivals in the Old Testament a shadow.
Where was Aaron while Moses was growing up? Why was he not exterminated with the other boys?
Great question. He was younger than Moses, I think - I could be wrong - I'm writing this off the top of my head, but the bottom line is probably wasn't a baby at the time Pharaoh gave the decree. Pharaoh's decree concerned baby boys.
Do we know which one was the Pharaoh of Moses?
Not from the text to my knowledge but there are some educated conjectures.
How old was Moses when his mom took him to live with Pharaoh's daughter?
After she was done nursing him.
Posted on Thu, February 21, 2013
by Chris Seidman