Life of Jesus – Escape
Week 5. – What country did Jesus’ family escape to for safety? Egypt – Matthew 2:13
The wise men were summoned by King Herod to tell him about the birth of the “King of the Jews” as we read in Matthew 2:7. But King Herod’s intention was to kill the baby Jesus. Joseph was warned by an Angel to flee to Egypt and he followed the Angel’s warning. The evil intentions of King Herod were seen in the fact that he ordered the killing of all children in and around Bethlehem who were two years and under. After King Herod died Mary and Joseph were able to return to Nazareth.
13 … an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
Personal Application of Lesson: Continuing His revelation from the Old Testament the Lord God entered history at the birth of Jesus Christ.