Thursday, 8 November 2007


I have had Zipporah on my min d recently. Exodus 2:21 tells us, "And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter." KJV

So Moses the murderer to be leader/saviour of his nation, does not marry a young Jewish girl, devout and strong in their faith, he marries the daughter of a Midianite priest named Reuel or Jethro as we know him.

We are never told if she converted to the faith, and in fact her only action we know of is recorded in the scripture in the circumcision of one of her sons. The Bible tells us God was angered at Moses' disobedience, in fact God was prepared to kill him. Zipporah concluded it was because Moses had not circumsied one of their sons and unhappily did the job herself.

Zipporah is last mentioned briefly, in Exodus 18:2, when Jethro returns her and their sons to Moses.

We know Moses was spoken about because of his wife, and it made me think how we react when our husbands are critised because of how we look, or how we speak or how we perform.

How do we feel in the ministry when we are under the magnifying glass of the church?

Scholars also believe Moses left his wife and children with Jethro when he made the dangerous journey to Egypt. We see Zipporah did God's will only when her husbands life was threatened-when push came to shove....

Girls do we do the same? Will we wait until we face serious trouble before we obey, or will be always obey God?

To be the one to follow your husband is not always easy, often this jpourney is fraught with heartache and dispair, but never ever give up. "Keep your eyes on Jesus, look full in His wonderful face" if our eyes are on Jesus, on the Son then the shadows stay behind us!

Remember Jesus and I love you

Hugs and Blessings

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