What Kind of Deliverer Do We Seek? (Wed. April 28)

The word of the day is “deliverer.”  Today in our reading of Exodus 2:11-22, we find that Moses has grown up.  Leaving the palace, he tried to join himself to his own people.  The Orthodox Study Bible comments that “He went out among His brethren because he refused to be the son of Pharoah’s daughter (Hebrews 11:24-26) (OSB fn. 2:11).  The Orthodox Study Bible adds that “Moses was forty years old at the time, and he knew he was Israel’s deliverer.  Thus. He defended an Israelite and killed the Egyptian.”  He supposed that the Israelites would understand his calling from God, but they did not”  (OSB fn. 2:11). Moses: as Deliverer Now, if Moses believed he was the Hebrew’s deliverer,…