Hebrews 11:24-29 NIV: “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 fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.”
Growing through Leadership Concept 6: Have Faith!
It seems like “have faith” would have been a better place to start than to end when talking about the life of Moses.
Sometimes we get so excited to study the details, to put the plan together, to sharpen the tools, to create the spreadsheets that we forget our core belief.
I love the way Charles Spurgeon put it in his article: “Moses, His Faith and Decision”:
“Dear friend, if you are a believer in Christ, give yourself up to God without reserve: say, “I will follow thee, my Lord, through flood or flame. I will follow thee up hill or down dale. I will follow wherever the Lord shall lead the way. I will follow at all cost and hazard.” Say this in your soul. Take God for your all in poverty and disgrace. Take God on the bleak winter’s day, and say: “I am resolved, God helping me, to do his will.”
If you do this, you cannot tell what God has in store for you, nor need you give it a consideration. Moses, after all, was not a loser by his self-denial. He became King in Jeshurun, and was more than a monarch in the wilderness. He refused to be Pharaoh’s son, but in the Book of Exodus God said to him: “See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh.” Egypt’s haughty monarch feared his plagues, and entreated his intercession. The Lord made Moses so great, that among those who are born of woman he ranks among the first unto this day. Even in heaven he is remembered; for they sing “the song of Moses the servant of God and of the Lamb.” Young man, if you give yourself unto the Lord you can little guess what he will do with you. What you lose will be a mere trifle compared with what you will gain. As to honour, all honour and glory lie in the service of the Most High.
I am come to this pass, my brethren— whether I sink or whether I swim, I am the Lord’s! By his grace I will believe his Word and cling to its inspiration, whether the Lord shall roll away my reproach or not. I would say with the three holy children, “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O King. But if not, be it known unto thee, O King, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.” With Job my heart has said: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” Be this the resolve of each one, for Christ’s sake. Amen.
“Father God, thank You for calling me. Open my ears and heart to hear Your voice through Your Spirit. I trust You are with me through the storms of life as well as through the still waters. Most of all, thank You for Your son Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.”