by Christina Farris
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, 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 pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of 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 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. By faith Moses parents hid him for three months. He was raised as a proper child and the parents feared not the commands of the king. When one has faith you have power that you can not control. Meaning faith in God does not mean you control the outcome, but you trust in the one that holds the outcome of your faith. If Moses died as infant, would it have destroyed the parents faith perhaps not, but it would of shaken them. Faith does not mean everything always turns out how we want it, yet in the case of Moses, I sure there were times Moses family did some hard praying because of the Pharoah. Yet they knew he was protected and chosen by God, maybe not even understanding fully he would one day be a great leader for their people.
Moses began the first traditions of passover but it would be by faith the continue practice of passover was kept. That the memory would be kept of the Egypt first born was killed for not fearing God. That God did and would revenge his people. We live in land that our government allows abortion and the killing of babies, some for medical reason others just right out murder. Some states it is illegal. Yet it is often said to be the right of the mother who knows the cross this child may face if abortion happens not.
I wonder sometimes how our nation can allow abortion and then I ask why do they not just allow God to make the choice of who lives and who dies, from infants to well in aged and even to those of any age, including disabilities, race and so forth. If God is allowed to make the decision do we have anything to worry about. God still makes those choice despite what man does. You can not sacrifice one to hope that another will live. That is the game the Pharaoh played when Moses was first born. Yet when the time of the death angel came to passover the land of Egypt Moses had all the hebrew people sacrifice a lamb, mark the door post with the blood of the lamb. And all the people that was in the houses whose door post were marked were protected. The memory of God's revenge because of Pharoah killing his children would continue even unto this day, that why we celebrate passover even as Christians, because it reminder God will revenge his people in his time. It is our faith that we hold to tradition of faith knowing that God will redeem his people through his Son Jesus Christ, who also would of died if it had not been the intervention of God to save him as an infant for the King Herod order all babies to two years of age to be killed, after hearing a new king would be born in Bethlehem.
One of the warnings of God when Israel wanted a king on the throne to rule them, that there children would be put into bondage by the king. The king would rule the people and enslave the sons and daughters, even putting some to death. If God rules our heart he is our revenger. Yet he also revenges those that will harm his children.
The choice of man is not always wise even if they have faith in God. Yet faith is the keeping of tradition, the keeping of the memory alive for future generations, so they know God will revenge the enemy for his people of faith. Mose and the people escape out of Egypt leaving the remainder of the Egyptians in hot pursuit through the red sea. When Israel cross over to the other side the water of the red sea crash into the Egyptians chariots drowning them. By faith Moses obeyed God in the wilderness only sinning when it came to the need of water, and Moses in his anger hit the rock twice, but God showed mercy to the people and punished Moses who would never walk into the promise land.
There is a saying do you want to be in a plane when it is the pilot time to die? Then why would anyone want Moses to be their leader when God had promised him he would not get to enter the promise the land he was going too? How many years did the children of Israel remain in the wilderness because of their unbelief, how many years would you stay knowing you trial also was based on your leader who could not even enter the place God had promised you.
Now you stuck on the road of faith with one leader and one group of people not descent to enter the promise land that was theirs by hertiage by Abraham. Stop for a moment Israel even at the time of Christ brought up the laws of Moses, and yet they were under Roman rule. Meaning it had to do with faith and not by legalism of the governmental bodies in place in the land. If you were promised to be able to see heaven but could not enter the pearly gates and enjoy heaven would you be like Moses head on earth to a land of promise and can not enter the land of promise. Would you be Israel who sinned and had to die off to only have their offspring inherited the promise land because they did not believe the spies they sent to check out the land of Promise. Where is faith that you loose your own soul or rights to the promise destination.
The promise destination and never seeing it be like getting on a plane for Hawaii and land up in Alaska or the North Pole, with little equipment and all the wrong gear because it is the dead of winter. We must make sure we are on the right plane, train, automobile ride to get to the place we are going. Faith is that way, if we have faith we will see the promise land of God in heaven, or in the sky as our Savior comes down from above. Our faith not in the hope of a home hear on earth but our eternal home and grace above.
Faith is saying Lord I believe, I will trust, and despite what comes I will seek you for the answer. The answer we are waiting for may not be the response we seek, but God knows what we need before we ask of him, so let us wait on his mercy and grace for us. Let us trust in his goodness and faithfulness to his people.
It also saying Lord lead me on and do not put a Moses in my pathway or people that are like those in the wilderness, because I just might not be able to get there because I following them instead of you. Our faith must be "Savior, Savior hear my humble plead, while others art calling do not pass me by" song written by Fannie Mae Cosby a blind music writer.
Fannie Mae learn to write songs of praise to God. She got saved and God changed her life for his glory. Her faith not spurred on by her blindness but an access to her faith. She was born seeing and at six months became blind because of an illness. She learned her blindness was a gift and not a curse from God. Sometimes those things that seem horrible, are not horrible, but a reminder of God's gifts, blessings and hopes. She knew one day she see Jesus face to face, and that all she needed to know.
Sometimes the most sight people and people of obedience to God learn from their errors as Moses did when hitting a rock twice, but he learned more when he found he be outliving those trying to journey to the promise land without faith. Faith either takes you further then you plan to walk or your lack of faith will only bring you to a short walk to the hole in the road. It is your choice. If you have faith then you need not to see the destination to know the destination when you get there, for the promises of God are Amen with faith.
Dear Heavenly Father, give us faith to strengthen us in our journey, encourage our faith to walk without fear of what lays ahead, knowing Jesus is the only Savior and leader we need. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:Romans 9:4 KJV
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Hebrews 11:1 KJV