“By Faith: Not Afraid of the King’s Edict”

February 26, 2017

“By Faith: Not Afraid of the King’s Edict”

Blessings folk!

By faith!

We live by faith!

Living the life of faith will not always be easy.

Often, we must “go against the grain”.

Heed this example of faith…

Hebrews 11:23

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

Who had the faith?
If we do not read carefully we will think Moses.

Moses’ parents.

What did they do by faith?

  • hid Moses for three months

  • because they saw that he was a beautiful child

They were not afraid of the king’s edict.

What was the edict?

Exodus 1:22

Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying,
“Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”

Moses parents were compelled by the commandment of Pharaoh to cast Moses into the Nile.
To kill him.

They refused.

They rested and trusted in the Lord to provide a solution.

We should do likewise.

Too many Believers are confused about the proper role of government.
They basically state that a Believer must submit to “power” regardless.
They often quote Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2.
They are in error.
They are motivated more by fear than the truth of the Word.

Believers must stand firm in the Lord and His Word.

One last thought.

Moses’ parents saw that he was a beautiful child.
Is that the reason that they sought to spare him?

The Word tells us…

Acts 7:20

“It was at this time that Moses was born; and he was lovely in the sight of God,
and he was nurtured three months in his father’s home.

The word “beautiful” in Hebrews 11 and “lovely” in Acts 7 are the same Greek word.

Moses was lovely in the sight of God.

They knew this.
They stood with God.
They feared not man and his edicts.

Do likewise.

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