In our previous post, we discussed one of the giants of faith in the Bible-Abraham. In this episode, we shall discuss another faith giant as portrayed in the second chapter of the book, “Bible Giants of Faith”
Moses, a man reputed as the meekest on earth, was the man who led the Israelites out of the land of captivity.
Moses was born at a time where King Pharaoh was on a killing spree of Hebrew male children, in a bid to weaken the Hebrew’s stronghold. But the boy, Moses survived because of his mother wisdom. He escaped death, grew up in Egypt and even enjoyed some royal benefits.
The book, “Bible Giants of Faith” shows us an incident where Moses killed an Egyptian boy for abusing a Hebrew boy. This made him run away from Egypt, fearing that Pharaoh might kill him. He went on to become a shepherd in the land of Midian.
Not too long, God came calling him from the wilderness, telling him to return to Egypt in order to lead His people out of bondage. But Moses remembered what made him run away from Egypt. He gave God so many excuses in a bid to avoid going back to Egypt. He even told God that he was a stammerer, as if God didn’t know this.
However, God insisted that Moses was the man for the job. Therefore, Moses obeyed. He returned to Egypt and confronted King Pharaoh, who refused to let go of the Hebrews.
God caused the Egyptians to experience some plagues which include the death of all Egyptians’ firstborn. These events forced Pharaoh to surrender to God. He opened his border and released the Hebrews. However, the brutal king Pharaoh soon changed his mind and pursued the Israelites to the edge of the Red Sea.
The second chapter of the book, “Bible Giants of Faith” shows us how God instructed Moses to point his rod at the sea, and the sea parted. All the Israelites successfully walked on dry land in the middle of the Red Sea. The stubborn king Pharaoh led his soldiers in pursuit of the Israelites to the middle of the Red Sea. God instructed Moses again to point his rod to the sea to release the water after the Israelites had escaped to the dry land. The Red Sea closed up on all the Egyptians, and they all