1. By faith—the faith of Amram and Jochebed—Moses was preserved and nurtured.
When the author says Moses was hidden because he was “beautiful,” he is not saying Moses was hidden because he was a cute baby. Rather, Moses’s beauty alludes to his particular destiny. Moses was a beautiful child because he was set apart for a specific task by God: leading Israel out of Egypt and into Canaan. Therefore, his parents were not afraid to disobey the king’s edict that every son born to the Hebrews be cast into the Nile but every daughter be allowed to live (Exod 1:22). Instead of acting in fear, Moses’s parents saw the exquisite quality of their son and trusted in God.