A Hero, God’s Way

Episode Theme

Servant Working: God equips us.

Memory Verse

1 Thessalonians 5:24

The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.

Have you ever wanted to be a hero—like Moses? Imagine for a moment that you are Moses…

You grew up in the finest palace in Egypt. You are the grandson of the Pharaoh of Egypt. Your Egyptian princess mother adopted you and gave you everything—money, education, luxury. You have everything you could ever want and yet…

And yet, you can’t resist watching the Hebrew slaves. Why do you watch them? Because you know they are your people. You were born to a Hebrew woman who loved you enough to save you, even if saving you meant giving you to an Egyptian princess. Somehow, you feel more connected to the Hebrew slaves than to your Egyptian family.

Then it happens. You see an Egyptian beating on a Hebrew slave. What should you do? Turn away? Jump in between them? Command the Egyptian to stop? What would you do if you were Moses?

What did Moses do? He didn’t turn away. He didn’t cry out to God to help. He didn’t try to stop the violence with positive words and actions. He looked around to see if anyone else was watching. When he saw no one else around, he killed the Egyptian and hid the body in the sand. He knew he did wrong, because all his actions were done in secret. Then he snuck away.

Some hero. Moses didn’t act justly or bravely. He saw the evil of slavery and responded. But when did killing a person become the way to stop slavery? Moses quickly learned his mistake when Pharaoh found out what Moses did and tried to have Moses killed.

Moses learned a valuable lesson the hard way. He learned that the only way to rescue his people from slavery was to follow God’s lead, to be a servant, and wait for God’s plan. It’s a good lesson for us to learn as well. If you want to be a hero, first you have to trust in God. In fact, that’s the only thing you need to do. If you are willing to trust in God, he’ll do the rest. Just ask Moses!

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