The Cost and Reward of Leaving Egypt
Isaiah 19-21; Hebrews 11
“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger…”
The cost of leaving Egypt and the pleasures and bondages of sin is great.
Will we sacrifice reputation, pleasure, treasure, and acceptance for the sake of Christ?
What “Egypt” is God calling us to walk away from?
Moses understood he was created for a greater destiny than his own happiness.
What would motivate us to make similar decisions - to leave the ‘Egypts’ of our lives?
When we “look ahead” to determine value in life, how far ahead are we looking?
Investors speak of “short term” and “long term” gains for investing.
What about eternal investments?
To live for the eternal requires faith that God is a rewarder of those who seek him. Perhaps our faith should be measured by how much ‘Egypt’ is still left within us?
“Lord Jesus, I give myself once again to the eternal values and purposes of your kingdom. I repent for valuing Egypt more than your eternal kingdom. I will embrace the cost of leaving Egypt.”