Providence: A Tradition Like No Other

Exodus 2:1-10

God is always working his invincible purposes for the good of his people. Though we may not often understand it, we can be confident in it.

I.    It’s God’s providence that Moses was a Levite (v. 1).

II.   It’s God’s providence that Moses’ mother defied the Pharaoh (v. 2).

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.”—Hebrews 11:23

III. It’s God’s providence that Moses was placed in a basket (v. 3).

IV.  It’s God’s providence that Moses’ sister was courageous (v. 4).

V.   It’s God’s providence that Moses was saved by Pharaoh’s daughter (v. 5-6).

“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.”—Psalm 2:1-4

VI.  It’s God’s providence that Moses is nursed by his own mother (v. 7-9).

VII. It’s God’s providence that his name is Moses (v. 10).

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died-more than that, who was raised-who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”— Romans 8:31-39