Truth and Consequences

Truth and Consequences

13 The next day he went out and saw two Hebrews fighting. He asked the one in the wrong, “Why are you hitting your fellow Hebrew?”

14 The man said, “Who made you ruler and judge over us? Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and thought, “What I did must have become known.”

15 When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Exodus 2:13-15

Moses’ sin had caught up with him, and rather quickly. This is the second time that a Pharaoh tried to kill Moses. Because 40 years had passed since the Pharaoh had tried to put to death all the baby boys in Egypt, this Pharaoh was probably the son of the first Pharaoh. It certainly doesn’t make it more logical to want him dead because Moses probably grew up in the palace with the current reigning Pharaoh.

On the other hand, there really could have been jealousy that motivated Pharaoh to order him to death.

A third reason is that Pharaoh also knew that Moses wasn’t Egyptian so that was another strike again him.

All in all, Moses was in big trouble. He sinned. He ran. And now he really didn’t have a home.

Of course we know that God provided for Moses, but he still had to go through the pain of knowing that he’d taken another man’s life and was being hunted down.

Yes, God can and does rescue us from an eternal damnation when we believe, but there are still consequences to our sins both before and after our conversion.

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