(24) It happened along the way, at a lodging place, that the Lord met him and sought to kill him. (25) But Zipporah took a flint, cut off the foreskin of her son, and threw it at his feet, saying, “You are surely a bridegroom of blood to me.” (26) She said, “A bridegroom of blood” because of the circumcision. Then He let him alone.
Passover Nosh – Day 2
As Moses was returning to Egypt to lead our Jewish people out of slavery to the Land of Promise, God directed him to circumcise his son. Apparently there was some familial reluctance to obey that divine instruction. Fortunately, and over the objections of his wife, he eventually complied. However, it is important to note that Moses’ initial disobedience to that directive almost disqualified his leadership role in fulfilling God’s great Passover plan for national Jewish deliverance not to mention ending his life. What I take away from this episode is that it is better to fear God and risk offending man than to fear man and risk offending Almighty God.