by Pastor David Grey
“It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” – Hebrews 11:24
Was Moses simply a terrible ingrate? After all, it was none other than Pharaoh’s daughter who found and saved him.
It was she who protected him from her own father after he had ordered that all Hebrew baby boys be put to death. It was she who found a wet nurse to care for him and raised him as her very own, giving him all the best education and training the great Egyptian culture had to offer.
Furthermore, she did so openly and without reservation so that everyone in Egypt, including Pharaoh himself, knew that Moses was her son.
As the son of Pharaoh’s daughter in their matriarchal society, he was heir to the kingdom. She took Moses in and raised him and yet he refused to be known as her son. Why? It was not because Moses was ungrateful. It was because of the family identification. Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter precisely because she was Pharaoh’s daughter.
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