Making a Man of Moses
Exodus chapter 2 verse 11-21
I like the image of Moses taking a shifty left and right before he clobbers the Egyptian to death. Little did he know he was being watched. Perhaps it was the Hebrew man being beaten that told the others about Moses rescuing him. Maybe someone else saw the whole incident.
He was so arrogant, soon correcting the behaviour of his peers – and yet he didn’t have a moral leg to stand on.
I cringe alongside Moses as he realises that his evil act was known. It’s like he’s checked the facebook and someone has put it there for all to see. He is mortified. So he should be. And once again, the King wants him dead.
So from being a stranger in the palace, he becomes a stranger in another land. Off to Midian – where he strikes it lucky with water, women and a wedding.
Again, he intervenes in the behaviour of others – he stops some rascal shepherds harrassing the daughters of Jethro. This time he intervenes by doing good rather than evil.
Moses had a sense of right and wrong. He was as wrong as the next man, and he knew it.
But he learned.