Study Lessons from the Bible — Exodus 2:11-25
In this chapter from Exodus, Moses kills an Egyptian and runs away to Midian when Pharaoh discovers his crime.
The Bible study lesson for today is about “crimes” we’ve committed in the past and how to handle them.
Moses The Murderer Flees to Midian
Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, “Why are you striking your companion?”
But he said, “Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?”
Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.”
When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered their flock.
When they came to Reuel their father, he said, “Why have you come back so soon today?”
So they said, “An Egyptian delivered us from the hand of the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew the water for us and watered the flock.”
He said to his daughters, “Where is he then? Why is it that you have left the man behind? Invite him to have something to eat.”
Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.
Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.” – Exodus 2:11-22 NASB
“When No One is Looking”
When Moses killed the Egyptian, he thought he had gotten away with it. But, someone was watching.
Many times we are caught up in this same scenario. We think we have gotten away with something we have done.
In reality, there is someone watching us too – God!
Even if we make it through this life home free, we will have to face God with all the things we have “gotten away with.”
Because of his crime, Moses took the route to run away and live in Midian. There he found a family to stay with and married Zipporah, the daughter of Reuel (AKA Jethro) .
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We don’t always get the exact answer to prayers in the way we ask – but we always get an answer.
As for the things we’ve done in the past? All we have to do is ask God to forgive us in the name of Christ and they are forgotten.
There is no sin you or I can commit that God will not forgive. Amen?
Love in Christ
Find out how to receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16 for more information.