Moses Goes to Egypt
18 So Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brethren who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive.”
And Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”19 Now the Lord said to Moses in Midian, “Go, return to Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead.” 20 Then Moses took his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Good Morning. After much convincing, prompting and pleading Moses obeys God and is leaving for Egypt to gain his people’s freedom. From different biblical sources Moses was probably around eighty years old when he led the Jews out of Egypt! (Never too old to serve God) So we see in our text that Moses shows respect for his father-in-law as he asks Jethro for permission to leave Midian! Jethro’s reply was “Go in peace”! Moses packs up the family and heads off for Egypt to free his kinfolk who are in bondage and he has all the authority of Almighty God with him. Finally we see here Moses had the rod of God in his hand which would be used to perform the miracles in the presence of Pharaoh by the power of God. You and I as Christians have the power of God in us in the form of the Holy Spirit. We may not perform the same miracles Moses performed but we certainly can be used by God to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and witness God perform a miracle of the new birth and a changed life. Love in Christ, Terry June 18, 2021