Hebrews 11:24-29

“By faith Moses, when he has come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;” 

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;  

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward. 

By faith, he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.  

Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 

By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.”

It’s important to contextualize the experience of the people of God through history.

In your Bible, there is a very short period of time where the people of God lived in a time of peace, victory, dominion, and prosperity.  

If you analyze your Bible, very few of those books were written from a place of settled peace.

These books were not written from a vacation balcony overlooking a tropical bay while drinking lemonade.

Let’s think about it.  It’s easier to name the books that are written in the context of blessing.


Song of Solomon

Parts of 1 Samuel and 1 Chronicles.

It took forty years to come to terms with who he really was.   

We do not know the degree to that Moses understood his origin story.  We don’t know his appreciation for his distinction between himself and the others in the Kings court.

It is my opinion that it was not well known that he was a Hebrew because his very act of being alive was in direct contravention to the government program to kill all Jewish boys.

He did not distinguish himself of note until the scripture, where he intervened in a case of his people.

It was this pivotal moment that began the process of embracing his identity.

Scripture defines the earthquake in his identity and values.

What he had to lose?

He was known as the grandson of the most powerful man in the world.

With that came all sorts of perks and privileges.

When Moses embraced his identity, it necessitated him to relinquish all of that.   

From ruling royalty to chattel slavery.

He did this while not submitting to slavery but fled everything he knew and forsook it all.

And in forsaking, he left it all behind.

“By faith, he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.”

It is important to embrace a mindset that we see represented in Abraham.

Hebrews 11

9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

This world is not my home, 

John 14

1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.