Moses here has a righteous cause, yet he seeks to bring about change in an unrighteous manner. Have you ever been so frustrated or angry that you used “unrighteous” means in an attempt to accomplish what you felt was a good or noble goal? What was the end result?
After 40 years of living as Pharaoh’s grandson, Moses chooses to identify with his mistreated people instead of continuing to enjoy the pleasures and treasures of Egypt (Heb. 11:24-26). That is a massive identity shift! What changes/consequences come when we choose to follow Jesus and identify with his people produce in our world today?
“It only takes a moment to get Moses out of Egypt, but it takes 40 years to get Egypt out of Moses!” What lessons do you think God was teaching Moses during his time in Midian? Do you think he would have been prepared to lead his people without this time of discipline? Do
you see any similarities in God’s work in Moses’ life and how he has worked in your own?
As you look at our world today, do you identify more with being a “sojourner in a foreign land” or a comfortable resident here? What do you think enabled Moses to give up immediate gratification and identify with the oppressed and mistreated? See Heb. 11:26