Acts 7:17–22 (ESV)
Stephen’s Speech (Part 3)
17 “But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt 18 until there arose over Egypt another king who did not know Joseph. 19 He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our
fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive. 20 At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God’s sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father’s house, 21 and when he was exposed, Pharaoh’s
daughter adopted him and brought him up as her own son. 22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.
Stephen continues in his sermon and is walking
through the history. He talks about yesterday’s hero and steps through about 400 years after Joseph had died and the people forget him and his legacy. The Children of Israel had multiplied until they became a threat to the Egyptians.
The next hero comes into the picture. His name is Moses. He grows up in Pharaoh’s house. While mankind is trying to squash the Children of Israel, God is raising up Moses... a type of savior to save his people. Man may think he
is in control, but God is in control.
I pray: O Lord, help me to not work against your plan, but to be part of your plan. Help me to walk according to your ways and to carry out your will.