God's providential hand upon moms

Topics: God's providence, Moses

I. Fear God

A. Shiphrah and Puah demonstrated reverent fear of God!

  1. Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah; and he said, "When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live." But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live (Exodus 1:15-17).
  2. Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them (Ex. 1:21).

B. There are some times when we must obey God over government!

II. Trust God

A. Jochebed and Amram trusted God in hard times!

  1. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's edict (Hebrews 11:23).
  2. Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him (Exodus 2:1-4).

B. Even when we don't know the outcome, we must trust God!

III. Show the love of God

A. The Princess showed a mother's love by adopting Moses!

  1. "It was at this time that Moses was born; and he was lovely in the sight of God, and he was nurtured three months in his father's home. And after he had been set outside, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and nurtured him as her own son. Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds" (Acts 7:20-22).
  2. When she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had pity on him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews? children" . . . "Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages" . . . The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, "Because I drew him out of the water" (Exodus 2:6, 9, 10).

B. Even when others are being rude, we need to show God's love!

Mother's Day sermon (1st Drive-in Church) by Pastor Rod Akins, May 10th, 2020