LOOK TO THE REWARDNovember 9, 2022
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. Hebrews 11:24-26
1. RESIST FEAR. When Moses was born, there was an edict to kill all the Hebrew newborn sons. Moses’ mother hid her baby because she didn’t want him to be subject to the ethnic cleansing and the evil of that particular era. His mother was a lover of God, and she deflected fear and used their faith to take action to save her child’s life!
2. RUN TOWARD GOD. Just like his mother resisted the evil of the times, Moses refused to identify with a worldly culture even though he grew up in Pharoah’s household. This is the opposite of the lust for fame we are seeing in our modern time. Moses didn’t capitalize on the idea that the Pharoah’s daughter had adopted him. He could have manipulated that to his own benefit, but he had something on the inside of him toward his God that caused him to refuse his surroundings.
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. Hebrews 11:27
3. REGARD WHAT IS UNSEEN. The Bible shows us patterns of God’s faithfulness. He will deliver you just like He delivered so many people in the Bible. If you are in the middle of a battle right now, look not at the things which are seen but at the things that are not seen (2 Corinthians 4:18). You can fight the good fight of faith and get to the other side of breakthrough!
God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
Apoblepó; Strong’s #578: A graphic word combining apo, “away from,” and blepō, “to see.” The word literally means “to look away from everything else in order to look intently on one object.” Moses looked away from the wealth of the world systems toward a messianic future.
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