Moses And The Grace Of God
Ex 1:15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was name Shiphrah and the other Puah, "When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but but if it is a daughter, she shall live." But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.
Moses was a man who walked with God, speaking to Him as a friend, face to face. The name Moses might not come to mind immediately if we’re talking about grace; after all, it was Moses who received the Law as he led the children of Israel through the wilderness. However I think you'll see that Moses is the perfect example of God’s grace.
By God’s grace, the midwives feared God more than the Pharaoh and chose to disobey the wicked command to kill the male children, and so Moses arrived safe and sound, delivered into his mother’s arms.
By God’s grace, his mother hid him for three months.
By God’s grace, he was placed in a basket and floated on the river.
By God’s grace, his sister watched him be drawn from the water by an Egyptian princess
By God’s grace, she was able to suggest his own mother as a wet nurse when the princess decided to adopt him.
By God’s grace, Moses was well-educated as an Egyptian son, but also told of his Hebrew heritage.
By God’s grace, he escaped with his life after slaying an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew slave.
By God’s grace, he became a shepherd for forty years away from the Egyptian influence, where he was able to hear and learn what God wanted to do in, and through, his life.
Up until this point, Moses experienced the grace of God without pursuing it. God’s goodness and benevolence protected him until the time when he would meet the God of grace in a very personal way.
Think back in your own life. I'm sure that you can see that God has been with you throughout the walk on the crooked path of your life. Through the good and the bad, God has been there with you, teaching you, showing you grace, bringing experiences to you designed to help you hear what God wants to do in and through your life. He's not finished with you yet so keep listening, keep growing and keep pursuing His purposes for your life.