“When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.” (Exodus 2:10).
By God’s plan Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s house even though he was a Hebrew. Later, after killing an Egyptian, Moses fled into the desert where he lived as a shepherd until the time that God called him to lead the people out of Egypt. Moses was the one Hebrew who never lived as a slave to Egypt.
Although he was imperfect, Moses was a foreshadow of Jesus. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house.” (Hebrews 3:5-6).
Jesus was the one man who never lived under the slavery of sin. He never gave in to temptation or sin but always obeyed the Father. For this reason He was the only man who could truly bear the guilt of our sin and then give us the gift of perfect righteousness.
There is only one way we can be set free from the slavery of our sin, guilt, shame, regrets, pain and anxiety: through faith in Jesus. Only He can release us from our bondage. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36).