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Exodus 4 v. 24-31 with Betty

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24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

26 So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

27 And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.

28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the Lord who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.

29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:

30 And Aaron spake all the words which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.

K.J.V. Bible Text

 My Thoughts:

Almost inexplicably to me, in verse 24 of Exodus 4, the scripture says that the Lord met Moses at a lodging place along the way and was about to kill him. Zipporah saved Moses by cutting off her son’s foreskin with a flint knife and touching Moses feet with it. The scripture says that the Lord then let Moses alone.

Not being an actual Bible scholar, but rather just a reader who is trying to think about what the words of the bible mean, I am hesitant to even venture my unschooled opinion about this happening; but if you will bear with my obvious ignorance, I will tell you what I think.

As I mentioned yesterday, we know that Moses was reluctant to undertake the mission God had in store for him.  So I wonder now if God nearly lost patience with Moses but Zipporah reminded the Lord by the circumcision of her son that Moses was himself one of the Hebrew people.

Whatever the cause of this event, the Lord then sent Aaron to the wilderness to meet Moses.  Moses told him all the Lord had sent him to say and together Aaron and Moses told the elders of the Israelites and performed the miracles the Lord had provided.  The Israelites then believed and worshipped the Lord because he had seen their misery and was concerned.

Betty Killebrew

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