There used to run a series of advertising for the milk industry back in the late 1970s and early 1980s about “Milk being the One.”
Today the milk industry still stands by its claim, “that there are many imitations but still no equal.”
Real milk is a primary source of nutrition that is easily absorbed by immature digestive tracts.
Mother’s milk not only has many nutrients but vital antibodies essential to the development of an infant’s immune system.
“I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”
(Luke 5:32, Matthew 12:50)
A wet nurse is a woman who breast feeds and cares for another’s child. Wet nurses are employed when the mother is unable or chooses not to nurse the child herself. Wet-nursed children may be known as “milk-siblings“, and in some cultures the families are linked by a special relationship of milk kinship.
Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Galatians 6:1
Remember the Egyptian Pharoah had decreed the drowning of all males born to the Hebrew slaves and in Exodus chapter 2 Jochebed had she tried to SAVE Moses HERSELF, he would have been drowned in the Nile by Pharoah’s men. Instead she yielded him up to God in completely trusting faith. The very same instrument that was destroying the others of his generation–the River Nile–was the means of his salvation.
God turned the instrument of destruction around to bring Moses before the Pharoah’s daughter to safety.
Like the destruction of the walls of Jericho that the ancient men put their trust in. God showed me that in
obedient trusting faith, His people encompassed the walls reliant on His instructions. All the city was devoted, fully surrendered to the LORD and to the surrendered obedient heart, comes the spoils of war and to the rebellious, total destruction.
If we will give willingly and cheerfully, the Lord will reward us in ways that we cannot begin to imagine; but if we withhold or try to hide something in our heart, there is no fooling the Lord and there is a rendering of accounts. God loves a cheerful giver but if we are as Achan, God will have to deal with the sin in the camp. As at Jericho belonged to the Lord, if we attempt to steal the glory of God, it will be to not just our own but our family’s destruction.
This message is confirmed in the account in Acts 5 of Ananias and Sapphira who thought that they could make an “appearance” of their giving while attempting to hold something back for themselves. It meant their total destruction.
Trusting God brings forth blessings in ways we could not obtain on our own for His ways and thoughts are much higher than man’s.
In the case of Moses, his own mother–Jochebed–became her son’s WET NURSE and even though he was raised in an alien culture that was hostile to his God and people, he learned the TRUTH about the ONE TRUE GOD and even as the Proverbs says about training up a child in the way he should go so that when he is old he will not depart from it–so it was with Moses. God raised up Moses to deliver his people out of the bondage of Egypt, who was the symbol of the world’s power at that time.
God is still raising up and delivering His children today.
As it was with Moses, the false “gods” and all the glamor and glittery stuff–the best the world had to offer in the Egyptian palace held no appeal for him. His heart desired GOD.
Ironically, the name of Moses’ real mother (Jochebed) means, “God is glorious” and more than four decades later, we hear that echoing in the cry of Moses’ heart in the wilderness for God to show him His glory.
And God spoke with Moses face-to-face, as neighbors speak to one another. (Exodus 33:11)
In Exodus 33, God said to Moses:
“All right. Just as you say; this also I will do, for I know you well and you are special to me. I know you by name.”
And Moses said, “Please. Let me see Your Glory.”
God said, “I will make my Goodness pass right in front of you; I’ll call out the name, God, right before you. I’ll treat well whomever I want to treat well and I’ll be kind to whomever I want to be kind.”
God continued, “But you may not see my face. No one can see me and live.”
God said, “Look, here is a place right beside me. Put yourself on this rock. When my Glory passes by, I’ll put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I’ve passed by. Then I’ll take my hand away and you’ll see my back. But you won’t see my face.”
Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord–and His presence–shall be my dwelling place.
“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with ALL your heart.”
Let this be the cry of your heart–to want the Father’s will in everything–your self, your health, your family, your friends, your job, your finances, make your all wholly His! Whole is an integer of completeness.
Even as a baby craves milk in order to grow, desire the Father and seek His Word for your fulfillment in completion.
“For it is God who works in you BOTH to will and to do for HIS good pleasure.”
The things we are going through are akin to resistance training and even as a seedling doesn’t let a rock get in its way but continually pushes through the growing process until maturity comes in bearing fruit. The rock
must give way to the tree–it is a dynamic force of nature. Even more so, our growing in the Lord is producing sons and daughters of the Living God and nothing can separate them from His great love in Christ Jesus. The same dynamic power that raised Christ Jesus from the grave is available to whosoever will believe.
Our maturity is to bring God’s life as a blessing to others.