Imparting Spiritual Truths

Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. -Exodus 2:9

Moses’ parents obviously took advantage of the short time they had to teach their son about their God. 

They had defied Pharaoh’s command to throw their newborn son into the river. Instead, they hid him for three months and then placed him in a small basket among the reeds along the river’s bank. A Miracle of miracles happened when Pharaoh’s daughter found the infant and unknowingly called on his mother to be his nurse. After several years, he was returned to Pharaoh’s daughter as her son. 

Moses’ parents must have done a thorough job! The writer of Hebrews tells us that, though raised in Pharaoh’s court, Moses, upon reaching manhood, chose to suffer affliction with God’s people rather than to enjoy the pleasures and treasures in Egypt (Heb. 11:25, 26).  

Our time with our children is short. How are we doing? Will the spiritual training we provide be adequate? Let us pray that the lessons we teach our children will sink deep into their hearts and make them strong to resist the world’s enticements.