DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
By faith Moses, when he was 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. Hebrews 11:24-26
THEME: LET’S GROW UP
WORDS OF HOPE:
This year, all of us will grow by one year. For growth in age is inevitable as long as one is alive. Growth in age, however, is not always commensurate with maturity. Thus, all of us must seek to mature (grow up) as we grow in age. In today’s text we are informed that Moses, when he came of age, refused the wrong identity that had been placed on him from the time he was a baby along with all the niceties that went with it. Instead, he chose to identify with his people, the people of God, along with all the afflictions that went with it. This teaches us one cardinal lesson and that is, growing up (maturity) is characterized by the ability to discern right from wrong and to choose right. As such, as we grow older this year, like Moses, we must believe God to refuse any wrong identity and association, i.e. any character or association that conflicts with our identity as children of God. We must believe God to choose the right path even if it is a path of suffering. We must esteem the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of the world. We must turn away from the pleasure of sin and wrongdoing realizing that is only for a season.
· Pray that you will grow in faith and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
· Pray that as you grow in the Lord, you will be able to discern right from wrong and have the courage to choose right regardless of the difficulties that will come with it.
Lord Jesus, as I grow and mature in You, may I, like Moses, refuse any identity and association contrary to Christ and may I have the courage to choose right regardless of the consequences. Thank you, Lord, for an answered prayer. Amen 🙏🏽