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Moses: The Choices of Faith
By Pastor John

Hebrews 11:23-29
23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26 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. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. 29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.

Life involves making choices.  Christian living involves choosing rightly.
We choose to sin or not to sin.
We choose to pray or not to pray.  It is not a matter of having the time to pray, but in taking the time to pray. That is a choice.
We choose to witness or not to witness.
We choose to read the Bible or not.
We choose to love and serve or not.

God has always given people choices that determine their lives.

Adam and Eve made a choice, and it started a tragic chain of consequences that has plagued people ever since.

Speaking to Israel in the wilderness, God said:
Deuteronomy 30:19-20
19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

At Shechem, Joshua charged the people:
Joshua 24:15
15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

On Mt. Carmel, Elijah asked the wavering Israelites:
I Kings 18:21
21 Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him."

Abel chose God's way by offering the proper sacrifice, and was blessed.

Cain rejected God's way by choosing his own sacrifice, and was cursed.

Enoch chose to walk with God, and God took him directly to heaven.

Noah chose to believe and obey God, and he and his family were saved from the flood.

Everyone else chose to reject God's warning, and were drowned.

Abraham chose to believe God, no matter what the circumstances looked like, and it was reckoned as righteous.

Right choices are made on the basis of faith in God and His Word.
Believing God, we can choose to obey His commands.
Believing God, we can choose to trust in His promises.
Believing God, we can choose His will.
Believing God, we can choose the unseen over what is seen.

Moses' parents made a choice by faith.
23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.

Moses' parents knew by faith that Moses was special to God, and they knew by Faith what to do.

By faith, Moses chose mistreatment with the people of God over the pleasures of sin for a short time.
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.

By faith, Moses chose disgrace for sake of Christ over the treasures of Egypt.
26 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.
27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

He chose correctly.  He spent 40 years in wilderness. Then He was called by God.

By faith he kept the passover.
28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

By faith he led Israel through the Red Sea.
29 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.


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