"Refuse, Choose, Consider"
“Refuse, Choose, Consider”
Read the passage again…
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.
Moses made three decisions in this account.
- He refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Why? The next decision explains.
- He chose to endure ill-treatment with the people of God. He ill-treatment rather than the passing pleasures of sin - the Egyptian life available to him.
- He considered the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt.
The reproach of Christ.
Moses knew something.
The Lord had revealed something to him.
He likely was not able to express it in the terminology of New Covenant as we see here, but he knew of Christ to come.
He looked toward a reward yet to come.
So, by faith, Moses…
- refused a life of luxury and high-esteem
- chose ill-treatment rather than the passing pleasures of sin
- considered the reproach of Christ greater than the riches of the treasures of Egypt
- looked to the reward
Refuse sin and the ways of the world.
Chose the way of the Lord.
Consider and embrace the reproach of Christ.
Look for the reward to come.
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