Exodus Chapter 2 Discussion

  • Jcbu undercover on Exodus 2 - 2 years ago
    Exodus 2:10 And she called his name Moses:And she said ,because I drew him out of the water.

    We know later that Moses drew the people out of Egypt,it is so cool how God works! Little by little.Changing the lives of everyone in the whole world.Drawing people to him ,and out of the world.All praise ,and honour,and glory to God almighty for everything he has done for the world.
  • Gigi - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 2 years ago
    Thanks Rick

    I kind of thought that about Reuel but was not very sure.

    Good to know that perhaps Keturah had taught her son's about God and that at least Midian passed the belief down
  • Rick Mentzer - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 2 years ago
    Gigi Historically yahweh or the true God was Reuel's God and to me its interesting in all of scripture how

    many spiritual events of God water was involved especially near wells because of the value of water in the

    middle east.
  • GiGi again on Exodus 2 - 2 years ago
    ... continued.

    The new Pharaoh made conditions far worse for the Israelites, burdening them more with work under mores severe treatment. The Israelites began to groan and cry out out God. God attended to their cries. God's timing is perfect. This was 40 years after Moses fled to Midian. God was preparing the people to truly want to leave this bondage. How often does this happen to people, God allows hardship on people so that they will hate their bondage enough to cry out to God for salvation. God knows just what needs to happen in someone's life to repentance and a point to seek God's help. Trials and tribulations are as important as blessings in accomplishing the plan of God for those His Spirit calls to redemption.

    For Moses, perhaps being in Midian 40 years was needed to get the "Egyptian" out of him.
  • GiGi again on Exodus 2 - 2 years ago

    So Moses, buried the dead Egyptian in the sand,, thinking no Egyptian had witnessed the event. However, the next day, upon observing two Hebrews fist fighting, he called out the wrongdoer. They came right back at him and said, "Who made you a prince and judge over us?" and pointed out that they knew he had killed the Egyptian. This made Moses fearful, thinking that if these knew of the killing, surely others with authority may know. And he was right. Pharaoh found out and sought to kill him. It is not known how much of a relationship Moses had with the Pharaoh. But Pharaoh probably did not have a deep love for Moses.

    Moses fled as fast as he could travel across the upper Arabian desert to the land of Midian. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham through Keturah, is wife after Sarah died. So, they were distantly related. Moses was 40 years old when he went to Midian. There he met the daughters of Reuel, a priest (don't know if he was a priest of the true God or a priest of a pagan god). The daughters were being harassed by other shepherds at the well where they were to water their sheep. Moses steps in and helps them water the flocks and resist the harassers. When the daughters go home, they tell their father what happened. When he ears, he says something like, "Well, why did you leave him there. Bring him here so we can share a meal! (Remember, he had 7 daughters, and good men were probably hard to find in them parts. So, Moses arrives and is welcomed into the household, given Zipporah to marry, and stays in the land of Midian, serving Reuel and family as a shepherd. He has a son, Gershom. Moses was probably initially unfamiliar with the Midianites and the land, as he most likely spent most of his time in Egypt. But then again, he knew how to travel through the desert country and reach Midian on the east sore of the Gulf of Aqaba.

    While in Midian, the king of Egypt died (who was wanting to kill Moses). But it is not known if Moses knew.
  • GiGi on Exodus 2 - 2 years ago
    Here we have the account of the life of Moses, covering his birth. He was to two Levite relatives Amram (father) and Jochebed (mother). Moses was born during the time that Pharaoh had ordered the midwives to kill the newborn Hebrew children. His mother was somehow able to ide her pregnancy, Moses' birth and first three months of life. Most likely these parents were devout. Perhaps, even, they had some revelation from God that Moses would be the deliverer. Who knows. But it seems they were led by God to secure safety for Moses in the way that they did.

    They made and "ark" (basket of reeds) sealed with pitch with a lid. Set Moses inside and set it safely among the reeds near where the princess bathed. Older sister, Miriam, stood guard, ready to offer mother as a nursemaid, since the princess was not a lactating mother. The princess, recognizing that he was a Hebrew (perhaps from being circumcised) had compassion on Moses when he cried and readily agreed to have him be nursed and cared for in the home of the nursemaid, his mother. How providential. Jochebed was able to continue caring for Moses until he was weaned and a young child. It must have been hard for her to give him over to the princess. Pharaoh's daughter named him, Moses. We do not know what name his birth parents had given him. Moses means 'the one who draws out' , fittingly prophetic.

    As Moses grew up as the princess' son, he was most likely schooled in all of the knowledge of the Egyptians. How much he knew about his Hebrew heritage is unknown, but he must have had some contact with his family, who would have instructed him on the history of their people and of God's "aloneness" as God. Moses had a sense of concern for his Hebrew brethren, because he was upset enough about an over the top mistreatment of Hebrew slaves that he slew the Egyptian task master. We don't hear in Scripture of him being outspoken about the slavery of the Hebrews, nor an agitator for their release.
  • Alex - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    Comments by Alex to Steven S. about the Davidic Kingdom. Steven you say that Jesse was not any part of the Davidic Kingdom when Isaiah 11 says there shall come a rod out of the stem of Jesse which was David and a branch shall come out of his roots a man of much wisdom thats Solomon . But all of this is symbolic of the branch that will come out of the Father which is Christ the son and the branch that comes out of the DAVID the son was Solomon the Granson that God allowed to build the GREAT TEMPLE Symbolic of the Kingdom of God that the H.G. builds in our hearts . God wd not allow David the son to build that great temple but only Solomon the Granson . Which implies there is gonna be an Israel OF God via the seed of the H.G. WHICH IS REGENERATION OF THE H.G. Remember Jesus said the Kingdom is gonna be with in you, This cd not happen without the seed of Christ the word of God as Jesus said the good seed is the WORD of the Kingdom . Thats what the trinity really is FATHER SON AND GRANSON Thats y God told Moses that his NAME WAS ABRAHAM ISSAC AND JACOB. Which was father son and granson . Without this Abrahamic trinity there CD NOT have been a NATION OF ISREAL. Likewise without this heavenly trinity there can not be an ISRAEL OF GOD. And thats y the sower will go forth to sow his precious seed in humanity that Christ might be multiplied as the stars of heaven i.e an Israel of God born in humanity us sinners. Don't cha see that God wd be lying if there is no TRINITY, When he said that his Name was Abraham Issac and Jacob, and Jesus saying he was the root and the offspring of DAVID ,The Root being Jesse and the offspring being Solomon the Granson . Steven God almighty swore by his very self when he made that Promise of multiplication thats y jesus is saying to whom the word came, ( remember the word is God) ,it made them Gods and the scripture cannot be broken. I will multiply thy seed as the Stars of Heaven thus th babes and sucklings Gods grand children, TH H.G.
  • Steven Spencer - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    Alex I don't think you are familiar with the term replacement theology, maybe you are mistaking it for covenant theology, Replacement theology is a term given to covenant theologist for believing the church has taken over the promises to Israel, and don't believe in a literal kingdom. some say that Israel was never given the promises they allegorise the scripture. Replacement theology is a name that they don't like to be called. but the term has nothing to do with salvation as you attempt to associate it with, There is no Replacement in God's plan of Redemption, it was the same for Adam and Eve as it is for us today. However you can't tie yourself to their theology either because they don't believe we're going to be God's as you have said, The Holyspirit is Christ grand son as you has said, by the way which makes him our nephew, you also said Jesse is a part of the Davidic kingdom desperately trying to form a type of trinity, they wouldn't agree. they use the Israel of God similar in the way you do but they say the Israel of God exists today, you say its the baby Holy Ghost witch we will give birth to in the future, now you do seem to point out some types and allegorical differences in scripture like "flesh, 1st Adam", /"Christ 2nd Adam" " flesh and the spirit " law and grace, Rebecca Hagi" Esau Jacob. Now these scriptures can be useful when you are studying ellection and the 2 natures we possess as Paul does in Romans 6,7,and 8, but you misuse these word and scripture push a belief system that dont hold the truth. not trying to affend you but your doctrine is dangerous for newly Christians.
  • Alex on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    Alex comments about the Israel of God in Christ Jesus there is no more JEW OR GENTILE simply b/c he did away with both Jew and Gentile and made of the TWAIN ONE NEW MAN which is the H.G. our new innerman which is the H.G. THE CHILD OF PROMISE, THE ISRAEL OF GOD. neither circumcision nor uncircumcision but a new creature which is the H.G that is new to us simply b/c he is BORN in us, but in that he was with God b/f the world was he is old, thus its the H.G that was preordained b/f the world WAS ,We are just a joint heir with the H.G. .Ya gotta realize that we all were BORN by the will of some man, but that Christ that has to be Born in us can only be born by the WILL OF GOD ( THE SEED OF THE SOWER ). The CHILD of promise which is the Israel of God . When the scrip. says he took of the twain ( jew and gentile ) and made one newman which is the H.G. our new innerman , that new creature, thats Replacement Theology . I don't use the numbering system hardly at all simply b/c Jesus nor the disciples used any kind of numbering system. we lift up our tool on the bible when we use the numbering system defiling it. Mans carnal mind is his tool . Remember uzza lifted up his hand on the ark when the ozzen stumbled and God slew him there. Vain is the help of man.
  • Rick Mentzer - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    Hi Gary indeed lucifer was In the beginning Gods right hand angel 2nd in command whats really cool is that Jesus CHrist our Lord and saviour now sits at the right hand of Gods throne, tells you the wisdom power and dominion of Almighty God.Also he makes intercession for us 24/7 in a perfect incorruptable body he never sleeps!
  • Gary Lee - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    I don't know so much if Lucifer was directly below God but he was the most beautiful and anointed. Maybe he was 2nd in charge but I doubt it. I'll let you know when I find out.
  • M - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    God is the One who created everything. The devil was the highest ranking angel, directly below God, until he chose to rebel. God created him, and they are not at all equal in power.
  • BSP on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    Verse 12:Moses wanted to help his people but he went about it the wrong way. We must do things God's way if we truly want to be successful.
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
  • Cmp on Exodus 2 - 3 years ago
    Stanjett - When you read farther Exodus 6:20 tells us "And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses".
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Exodus 2:11 - 4 years ago
    Exodus 2:7 -10 ,
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 4 years ago
    It don't name Pharaoh's daughter either. May I see her in heaven and thank her for caring for Moses.
  • Stanjett on Exodus 2 - 4 years ago
    1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. It never names these two. Father and Mother of Moses.
  • Stanjett on Exodus 2 - 4 years ago
    And his sister Miriam stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 2 - 4 years ago
    Some had two names. Simon Peter for one.
  • Maria Morales on Exodus 2 - 5 years ago
    Verse 11 tells us that breather is used to represent your own people because the Egytian is not Moses breather. Also, the last verse tells us that God remembers the covenant he made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
  • Jotwyla Moore on Exodus 2 - 6 years ago
    I've read that Jethro is a title meaning "most excellent". Reuel is his name. He was a priest.
  • BSP on Exodus 2 - 6 years ago
    Verse 9: Moses had a chance to learn about his history and where he came from because he was nursed by his mother.
  • Lu2677 on Exodus 2 - 6 years ago
    Darrell, Exodus 2:16-18 "Priest of Median" is Reuel, he has 7 daughters, one is named Zipporah. V:21 Reuel gave Zipporah to Moses for his wife. Ex. 3:1 Reuel is called Jethro for the first time, it does not say why the name change. Ex. 18:2 Jethro, Moses father in law took his daughter Zipporah back when Moses returned her. In the next few verse we see Moses was in the wilderness.
  • A disciple on Exodus 2 - 6 years ago
    Darrell; I'm sure there are some very smart old books where we can get a good and thorough answer to that question; I speculate that they were simply two names, like, 'John Smith,' or perhaps it was something in the languages? Good question! I like that Moses was still humble and respectful toward his father-in-law, and of his spirituality; receiving his guidance and wisdom in handling the people
  • Darrell on Exodus 2 - 6 years ago
    Why is it that we find Moses father-in-law's name in verse 18 as Reuel but in the commentary it states Moses was married to the daughter of Jethro.
  • Irene123 on Exodus 2 - 7 years ago
    Some comments on the following pgs. for ch. 2 - say that Moses killed a Hebrew; Moses killed an Egyptian, not a Hebrew.
  • Luke M. on Exodus 2 - 7 years ago
    " Ex. 2: 5, when did it change from a basket made of reeds to a ark among the flags? Why are you changing what the KJV actually said?

    This is actually the same thing the original King James says. flags is another word for reeds. Ark just means safe place to avoid extinction... similar to the ark of the covenant, and obviously Noah's Ark.
  • Nena Sullins on Exodus 2 - 7 years ago
    Ex. 2: 5, when did it change from a basket made of reeds to a ark among the flags? Why are you changing what the KJV actually said? How many other verses have you changed and no one noticed ? You should be a shame to change Gods word like that . You should at least put a foot note to show what the original KJV said . I am very disappointed and will have to check now or use another site
  • Anne on Exodus 2 - 7 years ago
    Purpose preserves life. Moses purpose was to lead the Israelites out of bondage (Egypt) therefore God preserved his life and prepared him for leadership in the courts of Phaorah.

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