Daily Devotions – Moses Is Caught and Flees


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Exodus 2:11-15 (ESV)

Moses Flees to Midian
11 One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.[a] 12 He looked this way and that, and seeing no one, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together. And he said to the man in the wrong, “Why do you strike your companion?” 14 He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” 15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well.

Though Moses grew up in the house of Pharaoh, he knew that he was an Israelite. As he grew he daily saw how his people were treated and acted out violently against an Egyptian. Was he justified? Was he simply standing up for the oppressed? But if it was the right thing why did he have to hide the body? When he was caught why did he run away? Most of the time, if you have to hide what you are doing, it might not be the right thing to do. Pray that God would give you the integrity and character to act righteously especially when you think no one is watching.

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