DCLM Daily Manna 2023: DCLM Daily Manna 16 May 2023: Help From Above
Key Verse: “And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.” – (Exodus 2:10)
TEXT: Exodus 2:1-10
And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the women took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
Whatever we can easily achieve does not need a miracle. However, when we get to our wits’ end, then we need the miraculous intervention from God to reach our goal. Divine intervention comes into play when common sense, science and philosophy are exhausted in solving our problems.
Today’s text summarises the birth and miraculous preservation of Moses in a most perilous time in Egypt. He was born at a time Pharaoh had decreed death for every Hebrew male child born in Egypt. In a clear demonstration of help from above, his mother devised a unique means to discharge her child to fate in faith. By divine arrangement, Pharaoh’s daughter came to wash by the river, saw the little lad and commanded that the boy be well taken care of by a nurse who by another divine arrangement was Moses’ mother. God’s sovereignty and benevolence was manifested in reconnecting him with his mother who was well remunerated for nursing her own child.
In reality, the story about Moses’ miraculous preservation in the face of imminent destruction reveals the unparalleled faithfulness of God in the affairs of His people. Believers need to constantly ask help from God at all times, particularly when they are at their wits’ end and it seems all hope is lost. Although the name and intervention of God were not mentioned specifically in our text, He could be seen all through it. He is at work in every situation concerning His children to accomplish His purpose.
Salvation and faith in the unfailing word and promises of God attract divine help. Those who seek help from other sources apart from the true God will always be disappointed.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Even when you are down, look up!
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Corinthians 10-13
Thank you for studying today’s Daily Manna – Help From Above – by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
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Daily Manna 16 May 2023