Friday, March 12, 2010

Moses' Faith

Hebrews 11:24-28 NIV
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

"Father, thank You for Moses' life and the example that it sets for us now. He was a man of great faith in You, God. May we learn from his faith and be able to express it in our our lives. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

We skipped over a few people, but Moses is a pretty central person in the Bible. In both Judaism and Christianity, he is a well-known prophet (and possibly Islam? Anybody know?).

Moses was adopted into a family with money. He was the Pharoah's grandson, by adoption. And he walked away from all of the riches, just so he could suffer with his people, the people of God. He wasn't afraid of the king's anger, he followed God, and he listened to God. And what did God do to reward this?

Like I said, Moses is a central prophet to a few different religions/faiths. God rewarded Moses by putting him in a power position; this time, as a leader of his own people. He kept Moses safe. God rewards those who follow Him, just like He rewarded Moses for walking away from all of his perspective riches to follow Him.

In His Service,

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