Moses had a life-changing encounter with Jehovah God and became the Lord’s right hand man. He sent him on a mission of mercy and deliverance; Moses returned to Egypt with God’s demand to Pharaoh. “Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness (Exodus 5:1b Amplified Bible).” As Moses traveled to Egypt, he had a near death experience. Were you aware that he faced death before he faced Pharaoh?
“Along the way at a [resting] place, the Lord met Moses and sought to kill him [made him acutely and almost fatally ill] (Exodus 4:24 Amplified Bible).” Premeditated wrath? “[Now apparently he had failed to circumcise one of his sons, his wife being opposed to it; but seeing his life in such danger] Zipporah took a flint knife and cut off the foreskin of her son (Exodus 4:25a Amplified Bible).” Moses had knowingly failed to carry out a covenant command.
“He which is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male throughout your generations, whether born in [your] house or bought with [your] money from any foreigner not of your offspring Genesis 17:12 Amplified Bible).” The covenant remained binding. “And the male who is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant (Genesis 17:14 Amplified Bible). Moses nearly lost his life for his negligence.