(Exodus 2:1-10) Now a man from the family of Levi married a Levite woman. The woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son; when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. Then his sister stood at a distance in order to see what would happen to him. Pharaoh’s daughter went down to bathe at the Nile while her servant girls walked along the riverbank. Seeing the basket among the reeds, she sent her slave girl to get it. When she opened it, she saw the child – a little boy, crying. She felt sorry for him and said, “This is one of the Hebrew boys.” Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Should I go and call a woman from the Hebrews to nurse the boy for you?” “Go.” Pharaoh’s daughter told her. So the girl went and called the boy’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child and nurse him for me, and I will pay your wages.” So the woman took the boy and nursed him. When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
True motherhood involves a lot of faith in God.
1. Involves a LIVING faith in God
A. Practical faith as opposed to classroom faith.
B. Everyday faith as opposed to a Sunday faith.
C. Active faith as opposed to a dormant faith.
D. Faith in God that “defines” a person.
2. Involves a COURAGEOUS Faith in God
A. Jochebed had a remarkably courageous faith in God.
B. Moses learned his courageous faith from his mother.
3. Involves an ALERT Faith in God
A. A faith that is sensitive to God’s voice.
B. Jochebed was alert to the leadership of the Lord.
(1 Kings 19:11-12) A great and mighty wind was tearing the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper. [And] Elijah heard it…