SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 2:13-18
An angel of the Lord appears to Joseph and tells him to go to Egypt for Herod is searching for Jesus to kill him. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus all fled in the middle of the night. They stayed there until Herod died. Herod had all of the boys in Bethlehem and the surrounding area under the age of 2 killed in an effort to kill Jesus. Hosea prophesied this.
QUESTIONS FOR BSF 7-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 6: ESCAPE TO EGYPT: MATTHEW 2:13-18
1 ) The threat to his crown
2 ) God sends an angel of the Lord to protect Jesus and his family. Joseph obeyed immediately, fleeing in the middle of the night. When God calls, you answer. There is no room for hesitancy.
3 ) God’s people frequently flees to Egypt for protection, like during the famine. This is for protection and survival. Jesus will redeed us from sin like Moses did the ancient Israelites when he led them out of Egypt to the Promised Land. Hosea predicted this so this shows the legitimacy of the Bible.
4 ) Killing innocent children.
5 ) Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” The insecurity of my future. Nothing happens without God and it being in his plan.
CONCLUSIONS TO BSF 7-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 6: ESCAPE TO EGYPT: MATTHEW 2:13-18
I don’t remember this either. It amazes me to what lengths mankind will go to to try to circumvent God. They lose every time.
COMMENTARY TO BSF 7-DAY CHALLENGE DAY 6: ESCAPE TO EGYPT: MATTHEW 2:13-18
Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled 225 miles to Egypt. This was a long journey in ancient times, which shows again that God doesn’t usually take the easy way. In fact, God often uses ordinary means. Herod’s fear turns to murdering children. God weeps for them.
We should expect opposition to as we follow Jesus. Instead of lamenting it, use God’s strength to grow stronger in faith and overcome. Contact me with questions!