Protect the Promise to Fulfill the Vision


Three things I learned from Zipporah.

To the woman who is married to a promise.

1. His problem is your problem; his promise is now your promise

Genesis 17:7-15 outlines the covenant God made with Abram. A sign of that covenant includes the circumcision of every male child among the children of Israel, if a male child was not circumcised then that person was cut off from his people and has broken the covenant between Israel and God.

2. Being a supportive wife means bearing our husband's burdens and responsibilities even when we do not understand while in the midst of doubt and confusion; displaying of lack of confidence, assurance, and security, even at the expense of our comfort and desires.

Exodus 4:20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.

Exodus 4:1-23, Outlines Moses apprehension towards God's request, despite God reassuring Moses several times that He will deliver His children, Moses lingered.

3. As a wife we have to do what is necessary at times to protect the promise and to keep the vision alive.

Exodus 4: 24 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

26 So He let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.