The King of Egypt
When Moses was born, there was a new king in Egypt also known as the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh realized that the Israelites had become too numerous for them to control, so he ordered the death of all newborn Israelite boys.
The Birth of Moses
Jochebed, wife of Amram, gave birth to their son, Moses. She hid him for three months from the Egyptians who would try to kill him like all newborn Israelite boys. When his mother could no longer hide him, she, she decided to place him in a basket to float in the reeds of Nile.
The child is discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter who just only came to the river to have a bath. She asked her attendants to fetch the child and get someone to nurse him. When he grew old enough, he was taken back to the Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses which means “taken out of the water”
Moses Killed an Egyptian
One day, Moses went outside to take a look at the Hebrews who were his own people do some hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite to death. Seeing no witnesses, he killed the Egyptian and hid its corpse in the sand.
Moses Fled in Midian
When the Pharaoh learned that Moses had killed an Egyptian, he tried to kill him too. Moses fled from the Pharaoh and went to Midian. There, he met Jethro, the prince of Midian, and his daughter Zipporah who later became his wife and they had a son named Gershom.
The Burning Bush
While Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, he was led to the far side of the wilderness towards Horeb, the mountain of God. The angel of the Lord appeared to him as flames of a burning bush. But he was amazed that even though the bush was flamed, it was not consumed by the fire. God talked to Moses through the burning bush and sent him to free the Israelites from their slavery to the Egyptians
When Moses died, God Himself buried him. He is the only human being in the bible who had God Himself as His direct undertaker.
Three Miracles of Moses
The Lord gave Moses three signs to show the Israelites that He meant business. These signs were the staff turning into a snake, scales appearing in his hand, and water turning into blood. He performed these signs to the elders of Israelites and they believe and started to worship God.
Moses told the Lord to send someone else to speak to the Israelites because he was not a great speaker. The Lord got angry with Moses for his lack of trust to himself and to God and said that his cousin, Aaron the Levite, would speak for him. Aaron was a good spokesman, so the two of them returned to the Egypt to fulfill the commandment of the Lord.
The Plague of The Firstborn
The final plague that the Lord sent Egypt was the death of the firstborns. Every firstborn child of every house in Egypt would die that night, including the firstborn son of the Pharaoh. The Lord instructed Moses about how they would avoid the plague. The Pharaoh then set the Israelites free.
The Missing Grave
Moses was 120 years old when he died. The Lord buried him in the land of Moab, opposite of Beth Peor, but until today no one knows where his grave lies.
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