“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.” – Hebrews 11:23-28
Moses had the chance to choose comfort. Did you catch that? He was raised by the daughter of the man holding the highest office in Egypt—much like if you were raised by kin of the President. You could live in the White House and the height of luxury, but instead you choose to be with your blood family in the slums. Realistically I don’t think many of us just make that same choice when faced with it. But Moses’ true reward is in the Heavenly treasure of doing God’s will.
Admirable Qualities of Moses’ Faith:
- He found Earthly comfort of less worth than the Heavenly treasures that ensued from choosing to bear Earthly discomfort.
- He held up his end of the rope so that God’s promises may come through.
Where are you letting slack into that rope? How can you hold your ground while God works His plan for our good? What Earthly comforts might you be called to let go for His namesake?
“And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:27-28