Moses’ Enduring Faithfulness

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

Moses’ life was bathed in faith. From the days of infancy and his parents’ faith (v. 23) to when he was a young adult who refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter (vv. 24-26) to when he forsook Egypt and led God’s people out of bondage at the age of 80 (v. 27), Moses lived by faith.

Maintaining faith during these decades of his life was not happenstance. The inspired writer uses the word kartereo. His faith was stout (like Job’s—cf. Job 2:9 in LXX). His persevering fortitude in difficulty was like a mother whose labor in childbirth has lingered for agonizing hours (cf. Isaiah 42:14 in LXX).

In the 120 years that Moses lived, his faith enabled him to see Him who is invisible.

Its vibrant, enduring tenacity is worthy of our investigation and imitation.

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