Friday, May 23, 2008

Meditations on Heaven V

"By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible." Hebrews 11:24-27

Again we have an example of how we can avoid evil and perservere in goodness by keeping our mind, eyes, heart and soul on the prize - the prize of Heaven.

To my knowledge there was no other to whom God spoke face to face in the old Covenant. God loved Moses more than all the others - and did Moses have an easy, pain free, untroubled life?? Not hardly. He was tried and suffered continually from the burdens given him in leading the Jews out of Egypt. Despite all his afflictions, he kept his eyes on the reward - the reward of Heaven. Amen+

1 comment:

swissmiss said...

Moses is one of my favorites. So flawed, but so empowered when he trusted God.