Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday,May 14, 2017
ISA 50:4 I, the Lord God have given you the tongue of disciples, That you may know how to sustain the weary one with a word or doctrine. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
EPH 5:14 “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.”
“The Second Ark which was ever built or Moses’ Momma builds an ark.
Aaron – appointed as Priest (Exo 28:1); He was also appointed as a spokesman for the Jews in Exo 4:14-16.
Miriam – was a female prophetess (Exo 15:20); which was a teacher of doctrine and songs to the Jewish women, probably about seven years older than Moses.
Moses — baby Moses came at dangerous time in the life of the Hebrews in Egypt.
PRO 1:8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
A godly doctrinal mother will teach her children, not drop them off at prep school known to some of you as Sunday school and say to the teacher – teach them.
The parents are told to teach them diligently to their children.
The hand represents working and doing things as unto the Lord. The frontal on the forehead represents the proper mental attitude and motivation.
Jos 24:15 “And if it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
At the time that Moses was born, the Jews had grown in great numbers and the Pharaoh at the time (the king of Egypt and a type of Anti-Christ) ordered all the male babies born to Hebrew women killed by throwing them into the Nile River.
a. Childbirth is never easy – especially when a pagan King orders your child to be killed by drowning it in a Crocodile infested river.
The analogy here is that a godly doctrinal mother will protect her child from involvement in the cosmic system.
b. Protecting your Child from the world is a constant job of a mother and so very critical for her to do so.
PRO 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
c. Releasing your child to God’s care is always heart-wrenching.
Jochebed lives in the great Hall of Faith, for in Hebrews, chapter 11 and verse 23, it says, “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.” (NIV)
It was his parents, namely his mother Jochebed, who by faith or “en pistis” which is by means of doctrine when he was born was hidden for three months by because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict or command.
Heb 11 is a record of God’s hall of fame believers, that the parents of Moses, his father and mother, are being recognized or identified as winner believers who glorified God in the midst of the angelic conflict.
You don’t see their names mentioned because like most of the winner believers in the Church-age, they were invisible heroes.
We will not know who the winner believers of the Church-age really are until the Judgment Seat of Christ!
1CO 4:5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.
In REV 3:5. winner believers are told ‘He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
1. First of all, she was willing to conceive him.
However, even though they would be born into slavery, the parents of Moses wanted children and they had them.
Jochebed raised her family in very difficult times.
Pharaoh wanted her baby dead and to defy his orders meant death to the family.
Mom’s, especially biblical ones, who have the word of God or Bible doctrine, try to see the best in their children.
He is the one who feeds us the milk of the word of God as the apostle Peter said in 1PE 2:2 like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,
The Holy Spirit is the One who comforts us in all of our afflictions and the analogy is that when many do not, mom’s usually do!
For his son Solomon writes in PRO 4:3 When I was a son to my father, Tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, She loved her son, but she somehow saw the hand of God on his life.
2. Not only was she willing to conceive him but also she was willing to conceal him.
HEB 11:23 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.
They shielded the baby from the dangers of our cold, cruel world.
I’m sure when Jochebed heard that Egyptian soldiers were coming down their street, she thought the worse was about to happen.
For she remembered and recalled the Bible story of Noah and his Ark.
She must have thought to herself, “If God did it once, He can do it again.”
She probably said something like, “I’ve got a plan, God gave it to me, go get some wood, and reeds, and pitch, because we are going to build a mini-Ark.”
So this faithful couple built their little Ark and they placed their baby boy in it and they prayerfully released him into God’s care and keeping.
3. She committed him to the Lord.
As a conscious act of believing God, she put her total faith in God.
She also knew that some of the less Godly parents who took their sons to the river and drowned them … would tell on her and her husband.
Some will call it a coincidence that the little Ark committed into the hands of God floated into the royal waters and the royal princess sent her maid to fetch the basket boat…..but we know that was not true.
ROM 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
She just so happened to call Jochebed, the doctrinal momma of Moses.
Here once again is God honoring the faith of a doctrinal mother and all things working together for good for those who love God.
4. Moses mom cultured him.
Her son would even write the beginning books of God’s Word.Jochebed’s faith followed Moses …all the days of her life.
5. As God relates to us as His children, so we must relate to our children.
God has a goal in mind for His children which is to conform them to the image of His Son, TLJC; (Rom. 8:28-29).
6. Our overall goal: that our children may be growing in love for God and for others as they grow in submission to the lordship of Christ.
7. Seek to bring your children to genuine conversion to Christ.
8. Help your children grow in godliness.
9. Help your children cultivate godly relationships.
Our kids need to learn what biblical love (as opposed to worldly love) means (1Co 13:4-7; 1Jo 3:16-18; 4:7-21).
10. Train your children in life’s responsibilities.
11. Our overall method: As God relates to us, so we must relate to our children.
Does God love us in spite of our many shortcomings and sins?
12. Your example is the primary means for training your children.
13. Grace and love should be the defining characteristics of your life.
14. Teach your children to respect you from their youngest ages through proper correction and discipline.
15. Respect your children as unique human beings.
Your children are not yours, primarily; they belong to God who has uniquely made them for His purposes (Psa 139).
Of course we should encourage our children to work heartily as unto the Lord (Col. 3:23).
16. Major on the majors.- Don’t get hung up with petty, legalistic issues and miss the heart of things.