Faith and the Parents of Moses: Hebrews 11:23
“23) By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” Hebrews‬ ‭11:23‬
We now have the story of the birth of Moses. It covers Exodus 1:1-2:11. It relates to the decree of Pharaoh to kill all the male children born to the Hebrews in Egypt. They were to throw the babies in the Nile River.
But the parents of Moses hid him for three months. Then they prepared a wicker basket, covered it with pitch and floated him among the reeds by the bank of the river. His sister was charged to keep watch over him.
None other than Pharaoh’s daughter found him and adopted and named the baby. As a result, he grew up in Pharaoh’s household with all the pleasures and riches of Egypt at his disposal.
Verse 23 attributes this act of faith to the parents of Moses. I believe that faith begets faith. The greatest things parents can give to their children is not riches, rather it is a legacy of faith. Such was the case of the parents of Moses.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global