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Escape to Egypt
Bible Passage Matthew 2:13-15
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Hosea, Matthew.

Escape to Egypt

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached December 28, 2022

SCRIPTURE 📖
13 Now after they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the little Child and His mother, and escape into Egypt, and remain there until I shall tell you; for Herod is about to seek the little Child to destroy Him.”

14 And he arose by night and took the little Child and His mother, and went into Egypt,

15 And was there until the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I have called My Son.”

BACKGROUND
The brewing hostility from Herod against the baby Jesus was brought to bear in his quest to worship the baby Jesus. The treachery was outpour such that in a dream, God directed Joseph to run away from Bethlehem to Egypt.

Many Jews had gone to Egypt in the centuries before Christ. Egypt was far away from Judea. They found that they could live there safely. So there were many groups of Jews in the towns there. In the city called Alexandria, there were more than a million Jews. So Joseph and Mary would not be among strangers. They would find Jews with whom they could live and work.

God called Israel’s people His ‘son’ (Exodus 4:22). God’s servant Hosea said that God greatly loved His ‘son’. He had helped Moses to bring His son, all Israel’s people, out of Egypt (Hosea 11:1). Jesus, God’s Son, had the same experience as the people of Israel. God had called Him to return from Egypt.

Are you surprised that it was directed for the Lord to be taken away from Bethlehem for fear of David? Why didn’t God kill Herod for the innocent baby to live a peaceful life? We hope you now understand God operates and do not easily conclude that you are being troubled by the little things you go through.

 

LESSONS✍🏽
🔷 God knows your troubles and how to protect you from enemies and their evil plans.

🔷 God is systematic and allows all people to go through the drills so they can be moulded and readied for eventualities in life.

🔷 God speaks directly to His own people and guides them out of brewing trouble

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Ask God’s power to teach you what to do in impending troubles
💥 Ask God to preserve you

CONCLUSION📙
The eyes of God are everywhere watching over His people. He allows people to go through His process of moulding and shaping so they can become well-grounded in Him. He knows how to take us out of trouble and when to do so. Our assignment is to ask Him ‘what should I do next?’.
AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections