Acts 7:17-22

17 “As the time drew near for God to fulfill his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased. 18 Then ‘a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.’[c] 19 He dealt treacherously with our people and oppressed our ancestors by forcing them to throw out their newborn babies so that they would die.

20 “At that time Moses was born, and he was no ordinary child.[d] For three months he was cared for by his family. 21 When he was placed outside, Pharaoh’s daughter took him and brought him up as her own son. 22 Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.


One response to “Acts 7:17-22

  1. Joseph delivered his people for a season, all as part of God’s plan. When a new king came to power, Joseph’s position was irrelevant. The new king turned against Israel and sought to curtail their power. He sought to reduce their numbers by killing off their babies. It was this action that delivered Moses into the castle of the king and prepared him to become the leader that led Israel out from under Egypt’s rule and into their promised land.

    God’s plan, His hand, is so powerful in the history of Israel. The days that are dark and foreboding are steps along the path of His Sovereign Will.

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