At age 40 Moses fled Egypt because he killed an Egyptian. It was after that time God used him–led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery and transcribed the 10 commandments.

I turned 40 last year and I pray God will use me in this portion of my life(not to kill anyone). I too want to lead people from slavery–the slavery called sin–and into the freedom found in Jesus.

John 8:33-35 (New International Version)

33They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants[a] and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”34Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.

Hebrews 11:24-26 (New International Version)

24By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.