Today’s passage: Hebrews 11:23-28
- More examples of faith resulting in action:
- Moses’ mother – Hid her son, fearing God more than Pharaoh.
- Moses – Exchanged the temporal pleasures of earthly royalty for the eternal pleasures of being one of God’s people. Or, from the world’s perspective, he gave up being a privileged royal in order to be mistreated among the Hebrew slaves.
- This faith resulted in exile, and then leadership of a people who needed atonement (Because they too were sinners). It was never easy.
Questions to consider:
- What is written as Moses’ motivation for keeping the first Passover in verse 28? How does faith give us a proper perspective on love? Is love what we can get for ourselves from people or is it how we give of ourselves for people? How does the Gospel and our faith in Christ change our thinking about this?
- Why wasn’t Moses’ life easy? And yet, why was it better than if he had remained loyal to Egyptian royalty? Who does our culture declare to be “royalty”? Why is following Jesus better (Even though it might get “harder” at times)?
- After all of these days reading about faith and what it results in, what is it exactly we are placing our faith in again? What did Christ do for us? What has God promised to us through Him?