The Faith of Moses
Continues a series of devotions from
Hebrews 11, called The Lonely Road of Faith
23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment. 24By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
27By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Hebrews 11:23-29, King James Version
Moses' faith was evident in his entire life of service to God, beginning with the faith of his parents as they hid him from the Egyptians who were killing all of the males born to the Israelites.
Moses is most acclaimed for his great humility before God, but as Hebrews 11 indicates, that humility is clothed in faith. Being raised in the household of Pharaoh, Moses was a privileged person adopted into royalty. Yet, Moses left all of that for the sake of his own people.
25. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
This same faith led Moses in a lifetime of faithfulness to God. As such, he knew God as no other man ever did. God tells us in Deuteronomy 34:10, And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
What did all of these "People Full of Faith" have in common? Everything they did, every part of their lives was devoted to living in faith before God. This reminds me of a phrase in a song called, What Shall I Give Thee Master:
Not just a part,
or half of my heart.
I will give all to Thee.
Pray that God would grant to you the faith of Moses as you live this day to the glory of God.
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