Studying from Moses (three)
August 26, 2020
“He was looking forward to his reward.” Heb 11:26 NIV
Third: You need to decide your priorities. “He regarded shame for the sake of Christ as of larger worth than the treasures of Egypt, as a result of he was looking forward to his reward.” A lot of the world’s wealth throughout that point was saved in Egypt. So Moses already had what most individuals spend their lives attempting to get: recognition, pleasure, and possessions. But God requested him to do one thing that was extra vital—and he did it. It was a matter of priorities. Moses may simply have rationalized, “The slave state of affairs is unhealthy, so I’ll keep within the system and work for reform.” Most of us need to be appreciated, however there’s one large drawback with recognition: It by no means lasts. You will be the large shot on campus for some time, however once you return a number of years after commencement, you’ll seemingly discover that no one thinks you’re particular anymore. Then there’s pleasure. Is pleasure unsuitable? It isn’t unsuitable until it’s sinful. Then there are possessions. And there’s nothing unsuitable with materials success. A few of the best folks within the Bible have been extraordinarily rich, together with Abraham and Solomon. However Jesus mentioned, “Life doesn’t consist in an abundance of possessions” (Lk 12:15 NIV). Finally wealth doesn’t carry happiness. Ask the individuals who have it, “How a lot cash does it take to be joyful?” Reply: “Just a bit bit extra!” Cash is for use—not cherished! God needs us to make use of issues and love folks. But when we love issues we’ll find yourself utilizing folks. Moses had his priorities proper; he devalued materials issues as a result of there was one thing extra vital in his life—particularly, God’s will!