Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, September 24, 2022


Text: “The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.” (Psalm103:6,7) “We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.” – Psalm 77:20.

Comment: While the children of Israel were under oppression under the wicked King Pharaoh, God made a way out for them by sending them Moses. God was with him right from childhood. It will be recalled that three months after Moses was born, his mother (Jochebed) put him in an ark of bulrushes and laid him at the river bank in that she saw that “he was a goodly child” and could not bear to have him killed. (Exodus 2:1-4) Miraculously, the daughter of Pharaoh saw the child and adopted him as her own; and without knowing it, invited the real mother to be his wet nurse. When Moses grew up he came into conflict with the Pharaoh for fighting for his people and fled to Midian.  It was from there that he was sent by God, 40 years later, to free the Israelites from bondage. (Exodus 5:1, 2) It was through Moses, who would have died in infancy, that God did many wonderful acts to vindicate His name. Following their deliverance from the Egyptian bondage, the Jews exalted the name of God in songs. (Exodus 15:1-3, 11) This is a type of how God delivers His people in miraculous ways from the hands of the wicked. Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses, on hearing what God had done for the Jews, declared, “Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.” – Exodus 18:11.