Moses’ Choice is Made by Faith
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be
called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
Read Hebrews 11:23-26
Moses’ life had been spared in a wonderful way. After his mother weaned
him, he went to live in Pharaoh’s court. However, he did not forget that he
belonged to the people of God who resided in the land of Goshen. He had
been educated and molded by the Egyptian court, but he retained his identity
as a son of the people of Israel. Moses could have forsaken his people
and enjoyed life as a prince in Pharaoh’s court, but he refused to be called
a son of Pharaoh’s daughter, losing the riches and pleasures of this world.
Instead, he cast in his lot with an enslaved people, believing that the Lord
was with them and would one day deliver them.
Have you already seen how shallow and empty the riches of this world are
without God? True riches lie in the personal knowledge and service of God,
even when your temporal circumstances are not favourable.
Have you found the true riches which are found in the grace of God? Or are
you still choosing the riches of Egypt—a self-centered life without God? Outwardly
this may look appealing, but it is so fleeting. Moses saw how blessed
the people of God were even while they were being treated like slaves. It
is imperative that the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to see how blessed it is to
make choices by faith and not by sight.
Thought: What are you willing to deny in order to belong to God’s people?
Psalter 125: 1,4 (based on Psalm 45)
O Royal Bride, give heed, And to my words attend;
For Christ the King forsake the world, And every former friend.
Enthroned in royal state, All glorious thou shalt dwell,
With garments fair, in-wrought with gold, The Church He loveth well.