The first article in this series introduced some striking similarities between Moses and Jesus. Moses' personal relationship with the One who became our Savior is a 120-year-long story more fascinating than the well-known epic of history that is Moses' life to most. In this article Moses tries in every way possible to avoid performing the commission God created him for, and for which you and I know him so well. Moses' attitudes, arguments and pleas - God's response in kindness, love and anger - help us love both more! Moses' first forty years was a piece of cake. A miraculous answer to the prayers of Pharaoh's daughter provided her with the son she sought. Born on the bosom of the great god-Nile, a tiny ark of bulrushes floated the new Prince of Egypt into her arms. She dubbed him "Drawn Out" (Moses), because she drew him out of the water - he who was born to "draw out" the whole nation of Israel from slavery to sovereignty and make "exodus" a household word.
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