Moses’ mother was Jochebed, a woman from the Levi tribe. She was born in Egypt and married her nephew Anrão ( Exodus 6:20 ). The Bible says that she had three children: Miriam, Aaron and Moses.
What did Jochebed do?
Jochebed saved his son, Moses, from death when he was a baby. Pharaoh ordered all the newborn boys to be thrown into the Nile River, to prevent the Jewish people from becoming too strong and revolting against the Egyptians. But when Jochebed had Moses, she hid the boy for three months. There came a time when he was no longer able to hide it, so he made a small boat with a basket, placed Moses in it and left it on the bank of the Nile.
Here is the story of Moses.
Pharaoh’s daughter found the basket, took pity on the boy and adopted him. She hired Jochebed to be Moses’ nursemaid. Thus, Jochebed raised his son when he was small. The Bible says nothing more about Moses’ mother.
Read the story in Exodus 2: 1-10
What can we learn from Moses’ mother?
Jochebed trusted God , even against the orders of the mighty Pharaoh. She was brave and saved the life of her son, who many years later freed his people from slavery. God rewarded her faith by allowing her to raise her child. Moses’ mother and father entered the list of heroes of faith in the book of Hebrews ( Hebrews 11:23 ).
- We can trust God in all circumstances;
- We must be courageous and obey God, even when we are in danger;
- God rewards us when we obey Him;
- God can use small actions of ours to transform many lives.