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“I want more slow and deep in my life and less fast and shallow. . . . The Bible frequently calls on us to linger. The challenge to ‘remember’ or ‘think’ or ‘meditate’ is often an invitation to do so.” Lance Witt, Replenish
May 10, 2016
Oh the things that were laid before Moses, his for the taking. He was born with looks. He later had the opportunity to be a prince. The pleasure of sin was available to him. He could have counted the treasures of Egypt as his own. But he chose to forgo all of that. Scripture says:
- He refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
- He chose to suffer with the people of God rather than enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin.
- He considered the reproach because of the Messiah greater than the treasures of Egypt.
Why? Moses made his choices based on what he saw. He took the long view. He was “looking to the reward.” His sight (or insight) extended to eternity. Moses saw “Him who is unseen.” Don’t you think you would live differently if you could actually see the Lord? Moses saw Him because his faith was that strong. Faith is the proof of things not seen. Faith is the conviction that what is invisible is visible and real. That’s how Moses saw. He saw beyond the lure of fake fame, pleasure, and treasure. He saw a Kingdom, eternal in the heavens and he invested himself there in and through the choices he made DAILY.
Everyday we’re making investment decisions about our life. We can invest ourselves in the fame, pleasure, and treasure of this world or we can do something different. We can do something significant. We can do something that will impact the eternity of others. We can invest our lives in that Kingdom.
When we invest our money, we do so with a measure of faith. We have faith that our money will remain and that our investment will actually grow. The same is true when we invest our lives in the Kingdom of God. We do so through faith. Do you need stronger vision? Do you need Kingdom in-sight? Feed your faith. Make good choices about how you invest your life.
“Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. . . . By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin. For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward. By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king’s anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees Him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:1, 23–27, HCSB)