Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
At the age of forty, Moses fled Egypt in fear for his life (Exodus 2:11-15; Acts 7:20-29). It is not hard to imagine the degree of fear sensed by Moses as he ran from the most powerful man who ruled the most powerful nation on earth during his day. Today’s verse reveals that Moses yet again departed from Egypt, forty years later this time, not fearing the wrath of the king. What made the difference? How did Moses keep from losing his mind during such a difficult time of trial? How did he endure the troubles associated with leaving Egypt? He endured because he saw “him who is invisible.” He saw God! He did not see the Lord simply with his physical eyes, but rather through the eye of faith. Moses endured for one reason, the Lord was with him and he knew it. Endurance becomes possible as the believer learns to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty in his or her life.
· (For children): God was certainly with Moses. Our Bible tells us that He is always with us too. He knows everything and is more powerful than anything we can imagine and everyone on earth. Our God is able and willing to help us do anything He desires for us to do.
· (For everyone): Do you recognize the Lord’s presence on a daily basis? Do you live your life with the Lord’s presence in mind? Does God’s presence strengthen you to persevere?
· When you are met with a new trial, do you think first about yourself or others? What happens to your problems when you direct your focus upon yourself? What happens when you instead direct your focus toward the Lord?
· Ask God to become more real to you as the trials appear.
· Pray that the Lord will help you to be selfless during these times of trouble.
SONG: Faith Is the Victory!