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Jochebed

on February 20, 2015

JOCHEBED

Memory Verse: Exodus 2:3

 

Life Application: God will give us courage to do what we must do.

 

Bible Text:

Exodus 1:6-22

Exodus 2:1-10

Exodus 1:6-7 NKJV

“And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that generation. But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.”

While in Egypt the Israelites grew in population. Fearing Israel’s numbers, Pharaoh made them slaves to control them.

Exodus 1:8-14 NKJV

“Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we;
come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.”
Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel.
So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor.
And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.”

The people were not free to live or worship the way they desired. They were under the control of the evil Pharaoh. In his fear of the Hebrews, he ordered the midwives to kill the male babies born to the Hebrew mothers. His ultimate plan was eventually to eliminate the Hebrew race.

Exodus 1:15,16 NKJV

“Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”

The midwives feared and honored God so they defied the Pharaoh’s instructions by allowing the male babies to live.

Exodus 1:17-21 NKJV

“But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?” And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them.” Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.”

The midwives saved the lives of many Hebrew babies. However, determined to have his way, Pharaoh commanded that male babies be drowned in the Nile River.

Exodus 1:22 NKJV

“So Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.”

A Hebrew woman named Jochebed gave birth to a son and hid him for three months.

Exodus 2:2 NKJV

“So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months”

Jochebed was concerned for her child’s safety. With God‘s help, Jochebed courageously laid her baby in a waterproof basket in the Nile River.

Exodus 2:3 NKJV

“But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank.”

Miriam, the baby’s sister, watched to see what would happen to him.

Exodus 2:4 NKJV

“And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.”

Pharaoh’s daughter discovered the basket when she went to the river to bathe, and she felt sorry for the crying baby.

Exodus 2:5-6 NKJV

“Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it. And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”

In God’s plan, the Pharaoh’s own daughter found the baby and rescued him.

Exodus 2:7-9 NKJV

“Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?” And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.”

Miriam, the baby’s sister offered to find a Hebrew woman to care for the baby. God rewarded Jochebed’s courage by allowing her the joy of safely caring for her own baby.

Exodus 2:10 NKJV

“And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

When the baby had grown some, Jochebed brought her son back to the Pharaoh’s daughter to be raised in the palace. The Pharaoh’s daughter named the baby Moses, which means “Drawn Out.”

 

 

 

 

Review

1. Why did the Pharaoh make slaves of the Israelites?

 

 

2. The people were not __________ to live or worship the way they desired.

3. In his fear of the Hebrews, he ordered the midwives to __________ the male babies born to the Hebrew mothers.

4. What was Pharaoh’s ultimate plan?

 

 

5.The midwives feared and honored God so they defied the Pharaoh’s instructions. How did Pharaoh respond?

 

 

6. A Hebrew woman named Jochebed gave birth to a son. What did she do?

 

 

7. With God‘s help, Jochebed courageously laid her baby in a _____________________ _________________ in the Nile River.

8. Pharaoh’s __________________ discovered the basket when she went to the river to bathe, and she felt sorry for the crying baby.

9. How did God rewarded Jochebed’s courage?

 

 

10. The Pharaoh’s daughter named the baby Moses. What does Moses mean?

 

 

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