God’s people had been enslaved for 100’s of years. Moses, an Israelite himself, hated this reality and made a rash decision to do something about it. One day he saw an Egyptian beating one of his God’s people and murdered the man. He hid the body and tried to go on about his way, but his secret was exposed. Moses tried to take control of a situation that God ultimately planned to redeem Himself.
I believe God fully intended to use Moses to free His people from the beginning. But murder and deceit was not part of the plan. God had made a way for Moses to grow up in the palace where Moses was considered one of Pharaoh’s sons. The son of a lowly peasant Israelite had become royalty by God’s great plan. Instead of using his influence as a royal son of Pharaoh to free God’s people, Moses used his anger and control to bring justice.
11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 (Ex 2:11-13)
God always finds a way for his sovereign plan to be carried out. His desire if for us to turn to Him for instruction on how He would like to bring us into His plans of justice and freedom. Moses encountered a lot of difficulty and heartache as a result of his decision to control the situation with the Egyptian that day. He would have been much better off believing that God would provide a way instead of setting the plan into motion himself.