Baptist Church in Waterbury Connecticut

Jochebed: A Godly Mother – Exodus 2

This message examines the life of a godly mother. She was not called to make the social registers of the world or to do such noble things as delivering an enslaved people. But according to the Scriptural account she was to “take this child away and nurse it” (Exodus 2:9).  However, her three children grew up to be remarkable leaders.  She invested in her family and carefully transmitted godly traits.  Qualities that challenged them to live lives of faith. She became an example to follow, not because of any global achievement, but in how wisely and well she served as a mother.  Today I would like to pause and reflect on the life of Jochebed, the mother of Miriam, Aaron, and Moses.

“And the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister” – Numbers 26:59.