Pressed Down But Not Defeated

Pressed Down But Not Defeated

“Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.” – Exodus 1:6-8 Moses was born into a world that was dominated by the Egyptians. It all goes back to Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers because they were jealous of his favor with their father. A long journey led him to a prison in Egypt where he gained the attention of Pharaoh, and after interpreting his dream, he was elevated to a place of power and influence in the land. Since Joseph’s family grew up in the Egyptian world, there was a large Hebrew population in that nation. However, as generations went by, Joseph and the Pharaoh who

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Pressed Down But Not Defeated

“Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. ‘Look,’ he said to his people, ‘the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.’” – Exodus 1:6-9 Since Moses chose a life of meaning over one of happiness, there is much we can learn from him about what it looks like to be a follower of the Lord; however, today, I want to recall a few of the events that preceded his birth.  Moses was born into a world dominated by

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