Excerpt from “The Third Day.”
And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children [Exod 2:4-6].
Compassion, In this act lay the defeat of Satan, the preservation of a nation, the fulfillment of prophecy, and the furtherance of God’s plan concerning the coming of the Seed of the woman (Gen. 3:15; 12:1-3; 15:13-16; 46:3-4, 50:24)
This was divinely timed and arranged (v 7-9). God worked it out so that his own mother brought up the very child that was to defeat Pharaoh and Egypt; and she received pay for it (v 9). Moses’ parents evidently lived near-by, and his mother knew of the habits and character of the princess, so placed him where she would find him. [emphasis added.]