Daily Devotion

May 17, 2024

Weaving A Basket Of Faith (Part 2)

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9


In Exodus 2, Pharaoh had ordered the execution of all male children under the age of three. Jochebed, the mother of Moses, decided to make a basket that would protect her child. Can you picture her as she was putting that basket together for her son? As she carefully weaved it, tied the knots, sealed it, and pitched it, someone may have asked, “What are you doing?” And she would have said, “I’m making a basket for my son.” “Why?” “To keep the crocodiles away from him.”


Mothers, you need to make sure that when the ‘crocodiles’ of alcohol, sexual immorality, or addiction come after your child there will be something woven in their “basket” that will be able to withstand them. Provide a covering around your child that the ‘crocodile’ spirit cannot penetrate! Pray for a fighting spirit like Jochebed had. Her name means “the glory of Jehovah.” She was the first woman in history to have her name associated with God. History honors this mother who was courageous enough to build a basket of faith, protection, and anointing that shielded her son from the plans of the enemy.


Because of her, we have Moses, the Ten Commandments, the nation of Israel that came out of Egypt, the tribe of Judah, and a young girl named Mary. And Mary had a child named Jesus. But it all could be traced back to one mother. One mother said, “I’m going to partner with God, and by His grace, I’m going to weave “a basket” of faith. No matter what kind of enemies come against my child, I will have him sealed, covered, and hedged in by what I have taught him.”


Can you imagine this mother as she walked down to the river that day and set the basket down with her crying three month old baby in it. What a step of faith she had to take when she laid him into the river. And as she saw the baby going down the crocodile infested stream she may have whispered to God, “I’ve done all that I know to do. I prayed for him. I fasted for him. I’ve taught him the Word. I’ve tried to live a holy life before him. I’ve done everything that I know to do, and now, Lord, he’s in your hands.” And that partnership with God was enough. God looked after Moses all of his life. He not only saved him from the crocodiles, He raised him up as a mighty leader over his people and allowed him to work many powerful miracles that altered the course of history.


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