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Take Up Your Cross April 19th 2015

Moses aligned himself with God

By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of 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 KJV)

Moses chose to suffer affliction aligning with God’s people rather than enjoying the pleasures found in choices made to lead a sinful worldly life.  Moses had many great opportunities to succumb to worldly desires all about him.  Moses laid his eyes upon many opulent riches, treasures, and sinful desires at his fingertips throughout his unlikely upbringing in the house of the Pharaoh.

God had divinely placed Moses in the house of Pharaoh as a tender baby of a few months; along with the influence and spiritual nurturing of his real mother.  Moses was found by Pharaoh’s daughter in the river; sparing his life through the great faith of his mother.  He was placed in the river to preserve his life from certain death at the hands of the cruel leaders searching out young boys of his age to be put to death.

Moses spent his life surrounded by many treasures and worldly favor but in his wise age chose to deny pleasure in temporary trinkets even if it meant facing the wrath of a cruel king, for his eyes and ears were kept steadfastly upon the supernatural power and presence of God.  The opportunity his mother had to share with him the treasures of God stood to drown out any naturally fed desires yielding to fleeting riches the world had to offer.

Moses was introduced to God through nurturing of his mom as he grew up.  Moses chose to remain in the eternal riches of Christ forgoing any opportunity to have fleeting riches of this world as he aged only desiring the eternal rewards of God.


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