Hebrews 11:24-27, By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
There are so many great lessons found in the verses above. You could literally teach a series of messages on those four verses and it would be enriching to all.
The life of faith is all about making the right “choices.” On our journey with Jesus there will be many times when God will speak and when he does, we must choose to say, “yes” or to say “no.” It’s as simple as that. Nothing more, nothing less!
Yet, if you are anything like me you have to admit it really isn’t that as simple as it sounds. At least it hasn’t been for most of us!
More often than not, we find ourselves wrestling with God like Jacob of old [Genesis 32:24-30]. Once we get out of the ring with God though, we will, or we should, have new desires, a new direction, and a new determination.
However, when we choose to follow God’s leading it often appears, at least in the eyes of others, to be a really bad move. “Choosing rather to suffer affliction … Esteeming the reproach of Christ” over the prosperity and prestige of Egypt just doesn’t make sense.
That is, unless God has spoken!
Is God speaking to you about something today? Is God asking you, like he asked Moses of old, to leave someone or something and to cleave to him and to pursue his purpose for your life?
Just reflecting on Moses and the choices that he made!