“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.” – Hebrews 11:24-26
The Christian life is begun by faith and lived by faith, moment by moment throughout each day. Constantly we are faced with the temptation to pursue treasures and rewards of this life that are temporary as opposed to investing in the eternal work of God’s kingdom.
Moses had it made in Egypt. He had power, wealth, status, and anything he wanted. What if Moses would have just settled for his prosperous Egyptian life? What if he would have missed out on having the chance to know and talk to God ‘face to face’ just like a trusted friend, or accomplishing the work of deliverance from slavery for God’s people in Egypt? No doubt Moses chose a very difficult and hard road, but he chose a path that would also ensure him an eternal future with God in His kingdom.
What about us? Do we have a deep and driving passion in us to live for Christ and His kingdom no matter what the cost? Are we struggling with settling for the fading pleasures of this earth rather than the lasting joy of walking with God?
Pressing on towards a greater reward,