#4636 – Eternity in Mind

Good morning people who live looking ahead for a greater reward

Hebrews 11:24-26 NIV 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 fleeting pleasures of sin. 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.

Everything that we have spoken about in Moses’ life and the decisions he made was because of one reason: He was looking ahead to his reward.

Being brought up in Pharaoh’s house guaranteed immediate and substantial reward and gain. Moses would have had everything he naturally wanted. He would have experienced abundance and pleasure. He would have had prestige and standing. People would recognise him and applaud him. So much to enjoy and so much to live for.

But this was not God’s way.

Thankfully for the whole Israelite nation and for the generations who followed, Moses chose the eternal over the temporal, the spiritual over the natural, God over self.

“And these are days,” says the Lord, “that I am looking for men and women, boys and girls who will themselves make daily choices in light of eternity!”

Wil you be one of these people?

Answer honestly and answer carefully, because to say YES to God will mean saying NO to the world, and it will cost you everything.