MOSES

“So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”

Exodus 3:10

Moses was called by God to free his people from Egypt.  His obedience and submission to God led him to become a powerful man in words and deeds. That makes him a TRUE HERO!

The name of Moses means to “draw/to pull” out in Hebrew.  He was from the tribe of Levi and was the son of Amram and Jochebed.  He was born in Heliopolis, a famous city of Lower Egypt. He was adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter and educated “in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” (Acts 7:22).  He became a man who was “powerful in his words and deeds.”  This first period of his life ended when he killed an Egyptian and had to flee to Midian (Exodus 2:15). During his forty-year exile he married Zipporah, daughter of Jethro.  When he was 80 years old and was a shepherd, God called Moses to the flames of fire from within a bush and he received God’s command to free his people from Egypt.  When he returned to Egypt he became Israel’s liberator and leader for forty years, on the way to Canaan.  Moses, the leader of the exodus (Exodus 5:1-15:21) led the people to the Sinai after passing next to the Dead Sea. (Exodus 15:22-19:2). There he became the lawmaker of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21). He led the Israelites from the Sinai to the borders of the Promised Land, but he died on Mount Nebo. Moses was a great prophet, general, administrator, lawmaker, statesman, liberator, writer, poet and Hebrew historian.

QUALITIES: Meek, Obedient, Humble, Brave, Persistent, God-fearing Man, Man with moral principles and just, Trustworthy and Faithful to God.