TEXT: Exodus 2:1-10
INTRO: On this Mother’s Day we will look at a remarkable mother by the name of Jochebed, who blessed her children with her faith.
I. MOSES’ MOTHER HAD FAITH HER SON WAS A GIFT FROM GOD
.A. In the days of Moses’ birth, having a son was not a wise decision. READ Ex. 2:1-2. Jochebed was a woman of faith, a woman who loved the LORD GOD of Israel, and had faith this child was a gift from God. She lived accordingly.
B. Having a child or not is just a personal decision. Women of faith who know that a new life is more than a biological happening, but rather a gift from God, are more appreciative, more loving, and more responsible mothers.
II. MOSES’ MOTHER HAD FAITH GOD WOULD PROTECT HER CHILD.
A.READ vs. 3-4. Jochebed was a woman of faith, her plan for her son was not done without prayer and faith that God would provide for the need.
B. What can a parent do when their children grow up and move out of their immediate ability to provide, protect, and comfort? She has 3 choices: worry; control; or she can live by faith and teach her children to do the same.
III. MOSES’ MOTHER PASSED ON HER FAITH.
A. READ vs.6-9. When she put Moses in the basket and set it in the river, she taught her two children that faith was a real thing. a lesson both needed later. Because of her faith, God allowed Jochebed to raise her child after all. Down inside, these lessons stayed with Moses the rest of his life.
B. What a parent teaches his or her children impacts their lives forever. Some are scarred, some are blessed. Parents either curse or bless their children by the values they possess and the way they approach life.What is better, a mother who teaches her children to obey and trust a loving Creator or one who demands control and personal reward from her children?
1 Timothy 2:15, “But women shall be preserved (leave a great legacy) through the bearing of children if they continue in the faith and love and sanctity with self-control.” A mother who lives by faith is an example to her children of what God expects of His people.