THE SON OF PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
Most of us wouldn’t mind being the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, after all, look at the perks, power, wealth, influence, anything your heart desires at your fingertips. Those are the kind of things most people long for all their lives, but not Moses. Paul said Moses “refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter”. Moses is thought to have been the heir to Pharaoh’s throne, the most powerful and wealthy man of his time. Can you imagine the treasures of Egypt? He walked away from the treasures of Egypt because, by faith, he had seen and embraced a greater treasure. Moses saw the value of knowing Christ and chose the heavenly treasures over the earthly ones. How could he walk away from such wealth and power? Actually it was easy after catching a glimpse of the wealth and the power of God. Once Moses saw God’s Glory, by faith, there were no more questions. The treasures of Egypt seemed like trinkets in comparison to the treasures of Christ.
Moses is also said to have “left Egypt” by faith. The odds seemed ridiculous. Moses had no army, Pharaoh had the most powerful army on earth. The Red Sea blocked Moses escape. Trapped between the Egyptian Army and the deep blue sea, Moses left Egypt by faith, He had glimpsed the power of the Most High God and was unafraid of the adverse circumstances he faced. He had seen the incredible resources of God and realized the Egyptian army was like nothing before Him. Who could stand before this omnipotent warrior?
It also says Moses “endured” seeing Him who is unseen. Moses journey through the desert lasted for forty years. He faced incredible problems. Daily provision for over 1 million people. He faced rebellions, armies, storms, droughts, famines, and pestilences but was able to endure. How did he do it? He did it by faith, he had seen the incredible God who called Himself I AM. Moses endured because he was in the hand of God.
All of us face incredible struggles in life, that’s the way life is. We can face all of these temptations and challenges with the help of God. How does this happen? It happens by faith. Just one glimpse of this unseen incredible God, and you will go forward unafraid.