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Today we are starting a new series based on the book of Exodus, that reveals God’s concern for His people.

The series is titled “The God Who Reveals Himself in Times of Need”

Today we are discussing The Results of Your Roots.

Text

Exodus 2:11 (AMP)

11 One day, after Moses had grown [into adulthood], it happened that he went to his countrymen and looked [with compassion] at their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his countrymen.

Scripture Reading

Exodus 2:1-25 (AMP)

Introduction

In studying the life of Moses, we should always be aware of Moses’ roots.

He was born in the home of a Hebrew family from the tribe of Levi, but circumstances ordained by god caused him to be reared in the house of Pharaoh.

Let’s look at how our heritage affects our lives. 

  1. Our heritage identifies our loyalty.

The account of Moses killing an Egyptian discloses Moses’ loyalty to the Hebrews.

  1. The influences on our lives are great.

No one is unaffected by background.

Moses came under the influence of two distinct backgrounds.

He was reared in the Egyptian culture, Acts 7:22 (AMP) says 

22 So Moses was educated in all the wisdom and culture of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.

Without a doubt, the Egyptian environment had a strong influence on him, yet Moses was also influenced by his mother’s training.

She taught him that he was a Hebrew and told him of the faith of his ancestors.

This train was a powerful influence on Moses.

B. The personal choice makes us what we become.

Though Moses was influenced by the Egyptian culture and the Hebrew faith, the responsibility of his life’s direction depended on his personal choice.

The record of Moses identifying with the Hebrews indicated his loyalty to the Lord.

Irrespective of a person’s background, whether good or bad, one must choose.

Each person is responsible.

Our daily actions will identify our loyalty. 

2. Our heritage build character.

The account of Moses killing the Egyptian shows another result of his religious roots, it reveals the fibre of his character.

  1. A godly heritage teaches justice.

Exodus 2:11 (AMP)

11 One day, after Moses had grown [into adulthood], it happened that he went to his countrymen and looked [with compassion] at their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his countrymen.

When Moses saw the Egyptian strike the Hebrew slave, he was moved.

He had been trained to be tender and compassionate towards his people.

The sight of injustice moved him to desire justice for others.

Christian experiences build into people the idea of justice.

Seeing injustices and various needs motivates Christians to respond.

Let us be careful to respond wisely and in love.

B. A godly heritage moves us to act decisively.

Without a doubt, Moses moved in decisive action.

His solution was wrong.

Surely he could have found some way other than murder to protect the Hebrew people.

We cannot correct one injustice with another.

Nevertheless, God incorporated Moses’ actions into His own larger plan.

The Christian must act decisively.

We cannot ignore the immorality of our times.

Our heritage teaches us to speak against crimes of injustice, sexual perversion, and racial prejudice.

To act on these issues requires courage.

3. Our heritage brings rebuff.

The account of Moses killing the Egyptian  reveals another interesting result of his religious heritage, his action brought estrangement.

  1. A stand God irritates the world. 

Moses’ action was not without an audience.

The next day, Moses tried to mediate an argument between two Hebrews.

One of the arguing men disclosed Moses’ murder of the Egyptian.

Exodus 2:15 (AMP)

Moses Escapes to Midian

15 When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. Then Moses fled from Pharaoh’s presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well.

Pharaoh was not sympathetic to Moses’ religious roots.

In fact, he was enraged by Moses’ action.

The secular world will never be pleased with the Christian position.

Paul said in, 2 Timothy 3:12 (AMP)

12 Indeed, all who delight in pursuing righteousness and are determined to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be hunted and persecuted [because of their faith].

To confront the world with God’s way irritates them.

B. A stand for God brings human suffering.

Moses’ action brought suffering.

He became afraid.

Exodus 2:14 (AMP)

14 But the man said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Certainly this incident is known.” 

Furthermore, it caused him to leave Egypt and flee to the land of Midian.

We mustn’t merely see suffering.

Through the change of circumstances, god worked in Moses’ life.

Often our courageous stand will bring suffering, but God will bring growth and maturity through these experiences.

Conclusion.

What is your heritage?

Have you committed your life to the Lord?

If you have, your background should identify your loyalty.

Out of this background you will act on behalf of the Lord.

If you have never committed your life to the Lord, you can begin your “religious roots.”

It is the best and most illustrious thing you can do.

Until next time

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