Lesson for March 10, 2018
MOSES, GIVER OF THE LAW
Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-8.
Memory verse: Hebrews 11:24, 25.
Note. — Moses’ life was divided into three parts: (1) – in the courts of Egypt; (2) — in the desert as a tender of Jethro’s flocks; (3) — in the wilderness with Israel. Each of these three periods was forty years. It took him eighty years to prepare for forty years of service.
- Discuss the circumstances which brought Israel into Egypt and placed them in bondage. Exodus 1:1-14.
- How did Moses, a Hebrew, come to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter? Exodus 1:15-22; 2:1-10.
Note. — Josephus tells us that Pharaoh’s daughter was Thermuthis, who had no child of her own. Moses was reared to become Pharaoh’s successor, and as general of the army he led a very successful campaign into Ethiopia.
- What was the turning point in Moses’ life, and how did it come about? Exodus 2:11-25.
- How did Moses spend the second period of his life, and how did it end? Exodus 3 and 4.
- How did Moses launch his career as the leader of Israel? Exodus 4:29-31; 5:1-9.
- How long did Moses lead the children of Israel, and why were they so long in the wilderness? Numbers 14:1-5; 26-29.
- What was the end of this great hero’s life? Deuteronomy 34:1-8.