24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
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 recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Moses is the big name of the Old Testament. During his day came the exodus from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, wandering in the wilderness, receiving the Law, and leading Israel in the wilderness. Moses also wrote Genesis to Deuteronomy. Moses had faith in God concerning His word to him. Moses had fame in Egypt; he was called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He had an opportunity to have a great name, to probably become the next Pharaoh, to have great wealth, and have an easy life; but he chose not to. Why did Moses choose the tough route instead of the easy one? That was the path faith chose for him to follow. Our opening verse tells us that by faith Moses chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. It is worthy of note that faith in God demands making some choices consistent with faith. Many times, it is tempting to choose the pleasures of sin for a short time over mistreatment for the sake of Christ, but faith demands that we go the way of the will of God. We must never allow the wind of temptation to blow us out of the path of God’s will for us.
We all go through tough and challenging times in life. If we have faith in God, we’ll realize that this world does not have the final say. God does. Moses endured much because he knew something greater was in store for him. Beloved, do the needful. Go the way of the will of God for you. Don’t choose the pleasures of sin which are short-lived over doing the will of God. True faith in God demands and creates actions consistent with the will of God. Faith in God is not vague or vain; it is substantial. If you truly believe the Word of God, you will go the way of the Word, not the way of the world. Your choices justify your faith. If your choices are not in tandem with your faith, then your faith is fake. Real Bible faith demands and creates choices consistent with the Word of God.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION):
In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that my choices are consistent with my faith. I make choices in line with God’s will for my life, and my path in life is ever glorious. Amen.
Further Meditation: Colossians 3:1-4; Galatians 3:1-9.