Take Me To The River

I was reading Exodus 1&2 this morning and I noticed something I had overlooked before. I remembered that Pharaoh ordered the destruction of Hebrew baby boys and that Moses was saved by being put in a basket and placed in the Nile. What I didn’t remember was how Pharaoh had ordered their execution: “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile” (Exo 1:22 ESV). I find it interesting (but not earth shatteringly important) that the method of destruction was also the way of escape. It was a way of escape for Moses and Moses was a way of escape for the Hebrews. God delivered them through Moses.

I just really like it when God works those little details like that. I mean Pharaoh could have commanded that they all be killed in some other way. Or he could have specified no method at all and left it to the desecration (or lack of) of his soldiers. But God ordered it to be like this. He is Lord of the details as much as he is of the major events.

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