Moses the Meek

It is said of Moses that he was the meekest and most humble man on the face of the earth (Numbers 12:3) but that doesn’t mean he was weak. Meekness is not weakness but strength under control for it was “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather be mistreated by the people of God than enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.  By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured seeing him who is invisible. By faith, he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.”

Imagine that you are next in line to sit on the throne of Egypt, the most powerful nation on the face of the earth at that time.  He gave up all of this, willing to be a reproach to God, and willing “to be mistreated with the people of God [rather] than enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.”  He “endured as seeing him who is invisible” just as believers today are willing to believe in an invisible God for that which will be made visible someday.  Are we as willing to be mistreated, to pass up the “fleeting pleasures of sin,” because we are “looking to the reward” someday? That is a question that I ask myself.

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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