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Have you ever gone to a museum and visited every room, read every display, watched every video presentation and listened to every audio recording? That takes a lot of time! I like to look at everything, but rarely have the time to experience it all. The same is true when looking at Moses in Hebrews chapter 11’s faith hall of fame. There is a lot there! So, we’re going to look at just the first example of his faith. Verses 24 and 25 say, “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.”(NIV)
Moses had the faith to stand as a despised slave – a Hebrew, even though he would be mistreated. He had privilege, power and wealth, being the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter. But he renounced it and stood with the people of God.
Today, his example inspires us. We must have faith to identify as followers of Jesus. The culture we live in is increasingly hostile to our faith. This is especially true in the United States on university campuses, as well as in the large cities on the east and west coasts and in large corporations. If we believe God exists, and that he rewards those who seek him, then we will stand with Jesus’ people.
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