The Faithfulness of Moses

Moses’ 120-year life had three distinct segments. The first forty years were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s court; the next forty years were as a shepherd in Midian; the final forty years were lived as the leader of Israel.

The inspired penman cites three noteworthy examples of faith and faithfulness in his life:

His renunciation in which he refused and looked. “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward” (Hebrews 11:24-26).

The exodus in which he forsook and endured. “By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).

The Passover in which he instituted and passed through. “By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned” (Hebrews 11:28-29).

For Moses, living by faith required tough decisions. Like you and me, Moses could not “have it all and heaven too”. Like you and me, he could not draw back from a life of faithfulness and still enjoy the saving of his soul (Hebrews 10:39).

Faith has its hard choices, and Moses made the right and wisest decisions.

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