Exodus 2 - Day 55 (link to reading plan)
Scripture: Exodus 2:1-9
Observation: At the end of chapter 1, Pharaoh gives an order to throw every newborn Hebrew boy into the Nile River. In chapter 2, a couple from the tribe of Levi have a baby boy and the mother tries to save him. After 3 months of hiding him, she was unable to do so any longer and is forced to obey Pharaoh's command. However, she strategically places him in the Nile River and has his older sister watch to see what would happen to him.
Pharaoh's daughter walks by with her attendants and she shows compassion to the infant child. The boy's sister runs up to the princess and asks her, “Should I go and find one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?” She says yes, names the baby boy Moses, adopts him, and agrees to pay his mother to nurse him for her.
Application: It doesn't always work out that way, but when it does, Praise God!
Prayer: Thank You for showing me compassion and adopting me into Your family.