The Essential 100 Day 16: Exodus 1 and 2: Not the Norm

11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. Exodus 2:11-12

This is one part of Moses’ life that we really forget about because of all of his accomplishments.  The biggest being writing the first 5 books of the bible, or the Torah.  Yes he was a murderer.  He took the life of an Egyptian.  Moses was aptly named because in verse 10 Moses’ name means to be drawn out.  He lives up to that name when he kills the Egyptian.  Even though he looks all around to make sure no one saw him do it, he misses someone.  This causes him to  flee to another area, there by drawing him out.  If God can take a murderer like Moses and make him into something great, He can do the same for anyone.  We all need to be drawn out of our comfort zone and rely more on God than ourselves.  He wants to take “normal” you and have you do great things like Moses.  When I mean great things I don’t mean like save a nation, but maybe that could be it.  What I mean is doing great works to love our sphere of influence around us.  Maybe going out of our way for a brother who is in need.  These things make us uncomfortable, but the comfort comes  in the satisfaction of a well done work.  So, don’t be the norm and allow God to move in your life.

 

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