February 2 | Moses is Born

Today’s Reading:

Read Exodus 2

In Exodus 2 we meet an Israelite family who had a baby boy in the time when the Pharoah had ordered all of the baby boys to be killed.  The baby’s mom was very brave and she built a special basket for him and put him in the Nile River.  She was trying to hide the baby from the Egyptian army.  She had her older daughter watch the basket from the riverbanks to keep him safe. 

Amazingly, Pharoah’s daughter was at the river and found the baby and decided she wanted to keep him and take care of him.  Surely the King would not hurt an Israelite baby if he was adopted by the Princess.  God protected this precious baby by allowing for him to be adopted and grow up in the Egyptian palace.  The princess named the baby, “Moses” which means “drawn out of the water.” 

God had a special plan for Moses.  Moses would actually become one of the greatest Israelite leaders and would help lead the Israelites to freedom.  Remember how Job told God that “no plan of his could be thwarted?”  This is an example of that.  God had a plan for Moses and even though he was born in a time when Hebrew baby boys should not have lived, God worked it out that not only would Moses be safe, but he would also grow up protected and able to fulfill the plan God had for his life. 


Talk about what Moses’ mom did to keep the baby safeDo you think that was an easy decision for her or a hard oneAsk God for wisdom and courage to make decisions that are not always easy as you follow His plan. 

February Memory Verse:

“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Hebrews 4:12

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

February Memory Verse

february memory verse song

February memory verse coloring sheet

february Fill-in the blank activity

february calendar