By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking for the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.
This chapter in Hebrews gives us a quick glimpse—a highlight reel of sorts—of Moses’ life. God’s power inspired improbable and astonishing faith through Moses that led to the deliverance of God’s people.
Moses had no idea what God was planning to do through him. And we may not have a clue what is just around the corner for us. But we can rest assured that God knows, and His plan is best for us. He wants to do something amazing through you.
Does this excite you? Terrify you? Motivate you? Overwhelm you? Or invoke some other reaction? Be inspired and encouraged that God always makes a way for you to carry out His plans. And just like He did with Moses, God shifts the focus from our inability to His sufficiency—which is always more than enough for us.
• What is your favorite aspect of Moses’ story?
• Where do you feel strong in faith? Where do you feel in need of more faith?
• Thank God for His power shown through His work in the life of Moses.