“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.”
Would Moses’ mother’s plan have worked if he was not a ‘fine’ child? We don’t know, but it seems important to the writer, so perhaps it does have something to do with Moses’ rescue. The last part of this verse is the most astonishing and the most important. At the time Moses is born, things are at an all-time low with Pharaoh and Israel. The Egyptian king was the most powerful man in the world, and one Israelite more or less meant nothing to him.
Moses’ parents rejected his decree and his authority. Was this random misbehavior? I think not. The very idea that faith is mentioned in connection with this story tells us volumes. The only reason we can find for a poor family of slaves to enter into such a rebellion is on the command of God. It will certainly not be the last time God will ask His people to rebel against the Egyptian leader. The action of Moses’ parents to hide the child came at the request of God. The parents acted by faith. Faith comes from hearing and hearing from the word of God.
Task for Today: It is not easy to go against the tide. Today, God is calling you to hear his voice rather than Pharaoh. Reject the voices of Egypt, which will enslave you and walk by faith, which will set you free from the costs of sins.