During the oppression of God’s people in Egypt, pharaoh issued a decree that his people should destroy any son born to Israel (Exod 1:22). A Hebrew woman from one of the twelve tribes conceived and gave birth to a son (Exod 2:2). The child was delivered from death, however, and lifted from bondage to be adopted into the royal house of pharaoh (Exod 2:5–10). Afterward the child was rejected by his own brethren (Exod 2:14), and so he went to a far country and sat by a well (Exod 2:15). At the well he met the daughters of Reuel. Moses drew water for the women, and one of the seven daughters became his wife (Exod 2:21). Then Moses became a shepherd (Exod 3:1).
Now in Revelation John saw a woman with a crown of twelve stars who was with Child (R 12:1–2). And a great dragon stood before the woman so that when she gave birth he might devour the Child (R 12:4). But the Child was delivered from death and caught up to God and to His throne (R 12:5). This Child had been rejected by His own brethren (J 1:11). During the days of that rejection, Jesus traveled to a far country and sat by a well (J 4:6). At the well He met a woman, offered her water (J 4:10), and He became the seventh love in her life (J 4:18, 29). Now Jesus was a shepherd (J 10:14).
Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 @ 4:41 AM CDT