“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt” (Hebrews 11:24-26).
He could have lived in luxury and wealth. As the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, all the benefits of the royalty and splendor of ancient Egypt was his for the taking. But he didn’t. He came to realize early in life this thing we call “priorities” or what is really the most important thing in life. Moses made the intentional, deliberate choice to follow the Lord. The Lord and being identified with both Him and His people were the most important things in life to Moses. That ought to be a challenge to us as well. Even though the riches of Egypt are not part of the equation, the way we live for Christ will be clearly demonstrated when we intentionally, deliberately make Him the highest priority.
For today: I wonder how many people will cross our paths and see clearly that Christ is our greatest priority?