I'm just wondering how to take Exodus 4:24-26.
Maybe I'm just having a senior moment, but I cant seem to figure this one out.
God is sending Moses to Egypt. Moses seems to be at a lodging place and God is about to kill Moses. Do I have that right?
Then Zipporah saves Moses. I know there must be some explanation for these verses but it escapes me.
Then Moses hooks up with Aaron and off to Egypt they go.
If this is a simple question I apologize, but I know one of my friends at AAG will know, and then I can put this to rest.
Ok. A little research and I think I found my answer.
As you know the Israelites were about to leave Egypt there is power in the blood and as the pass over blood was placed on the door posts and mantle to protect all who were inside...this blood that Ziporah applied to Moses's feet was a covenant between her husband and herself....circumscision a blood covenant for his protection.
Well, what I came across was, and it seems to make sense, is because Moses' son was not circumcised, God held Moses responsible for his omission. Zipporah made Moses' omission right. This pleased God and God spared his life.
Looking at Chips reply, I wonder if both explanations could be correct.
I did find our retired Pastor and asked him. He will get back to me on Wednesday night. I'll let ya know if he adds anything.
Have a blessed week
In many ways, Moses was a timid individual. However, you did not want to get him roused or watch out. Here, Moses chose not to offend Zipporah by circumcising his sons. Zipporah's attitude is very apparent in this passage. However, circumcision was a part of his covenant relationship with God and by his omission he was in violation of that covenant. Moses had to get that part right before he would ever be allowed to face Pharaoh and represent God to him. We also are in a covenant relationship with God and must understand that our relationship with Him is based solely on our faith in His Son Jesus. It is through faith in Him alone that we are made right in His sight and enabled to enter into His mighty presence. Moses' faith was being tested. The circumcision of his sons was an act of faith. It is interesting that Zipporah also submitted even though she was opposed to the act, not being a Hebrew herself. Our God is a God of covenant. Our relationship with Him must be a covenant relationship. I am very thankful to Jesus for making it possible to be a part of His family.
So Moses was a lot like my lovely wife, timid but...watch out if you get her roused. LOL
I agree with you. I don't know why this particular passage stood for me but it did.
Thanks for responding.
Man you must be askin for a beating..lol heheheheheh anyhoo Moses was challenged for his leadership too by Miriram a woman who asked if God only spoke to Moses and was given a real eye opener she was asked to put her right hand to her breast then bring it out and it was leperous then to put it back to her breast and it was restored that shut her up...lol
God has a way of proving who He wants to do a job !!
A giant Amen Roy.... Blood God said the life of the flesh is in the blood a significant foreshadow of our covering we are more or less circumcised by faith with Jesus blood upon us or applied to us by the cross Praise God for his sacrifice...something we would have never ever thought of and or come up with that would satisfy God's requirement for sin offering...the Once and for all...." It Is Finished "
Amen and amen.