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Delivered by Faith

Today’s Reading: Hebrews 11:23-29

Hebrews 11:24 — It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

God promises deliverance. Moses was the grandson of Pharaoh, the king and god of Egypt. Moses had been born as a Hebrew and ought to have been killed, but he had been taken in by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as her son. Moses had received education, wealth, comfort, and prestige as a royal family member. He could have conveniently forgotten his lowly birth and embraced an Egyptian identity, but he did not.

The Bible says that when Moses grew up, when he reached maturity and could make decisions as an adult, Moses exercised faith. Moses made a faith decision. He decided to refuse, to deny himself, all of the rights and privileges of being a member of the Egyptian royal family. He chose to identify himself as a Hebrew. He was not the grandson of an Egyptian god, but a child of the Hebrew God.

What would this mean for Moses’ life? His people were slaves. Was Moses going to take off his fine clothing and wear a humble worker’s garments? Was he going to push away from the delicacies of the king’s table to eat the simple fare allotted to slaves? Was he going to forsake giving orders to his servants and become a slave who must obey the orders of others?

Moses had everything that people think will make them happy in life, but he let it all go. Moses chose God over self-gratification. God delivered Moses from slavery to the “good life.” Moses grew up and realized that the good life can be just another form of slavery if we make it a god we pursue. There is nothing wrong with having nice clothes, fine food, or a position of authority and privilege; but is wrong when those things have you under their dominion.

God delivered Moses from the desire to serve and gratify self to serve and please God by faith. God delivered Moses from slavery to the world’s temporal values system to submission to God’s eternal values system. It is better to be a slave to righteousness than a slave to the deceptiveness of what the world calls “the good life.” Be thankful for and careful with your blessings. Always put God first in your life by faith (Matthew 6:33).

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...06/11/2024 Devotional

"Moses grew up and realized that the good life can be just another form of slavery if we make it a god we pursue."

Many people from different countries will participate in EACON.

There will be many chances for us, as hosts, to serve others who speak different languages.

Can I apply it "1st Jesus, 2nd others and 3rd me, myself" to this situation?

God, make it possible for me to do that!

If you allow me , I can do it  with you!

Because everything I have,  my health, my gift, my family is yours.

Thank you ,Jesus!

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