FIFS : Hebrews 11: 23-29

23. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. 24.  By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25. choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26.  esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. 27.  By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. 28. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.

By faith Moses. What a profound statement. It is a statement that is repeated ten times in the book of Hebrews with an individual’s name attached to it. The writer of  Hebrews, in a nutshell, chronicles the life of Moses. In this brief summary, the writer makes an interesting statement. Verse 27 reads, in part, “for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.”

Moses was able to stand before Pharaoh and lead the people of Israel through the wilderness with a great deal of confidence in the God he could not see. His faith and confidence were so strong, it was as if he could see God out front leading the way. God is out front leading those who belong to Him. Even though we can’t physically see Him, we know by His nature and character, which are revealed to us by His promises, that He is there. So, when life doesn’t go quite the way we scripted it, we endure as one seeing Him who is invisible. When the dark days seem to outnumber the bright days, we endure as one seeing Him who is invisible. When everything is life is going well, we endure as one seeing Him who is invisible. The key to it all is our faith. After all, the writer of Hebrews tells us that the capacity to “endure as one seeing Him who is invisible” comes “by faith”.

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