A Great Dad
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 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. Hebrews 11:24-26 NIV
Moses had a great Dad. We have seen that over the past few days. I hope you and I have learned something about the character of Amram, someone we may not have studied before, which will make us better fathers, and better Christians. I couldn't end, however, without sharing with you Moses' other Dad!
Moses was raised by Pharaoh's daughter, but when he grew up, he realized he could no longer be satisfied living the life of luxury. Although he had access to all the wealth of the land, Moses knew he was called to a higher purpose. Moses soon came to realize that he cared less about the comforts of life and more about serving his God.
Moses recognized that he was part of the family of God. He had a Father who was bigger and better than all the others. Moses knew that he could not forsake who he was, that he was a child of God.
I suppose this knowledge was the strength he needed to face up to the Israelites when they didn't want to leave Egypt. I suppose this knowledge kept him steadfast to his task, even when the Pharaoh was threatening. I suppose this knowledge helped him answer the grumblers when they complained about the lack of food and water on the journey to the Promise Land. I suppose this knowledge gave him energy to climb the mountain, receive the Ten Commandments, and then go out and distribute God's laws among the people. I suppose this knowledge was with Moses even as he appeared with Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration.
Moses had a great earthly father. Many of us do; many of us do not. One thing we can be sure of, however, is that if we are a child of God, we have a Heavenly Father better than all the rest. We can depend on our Heavenly Father, just as Moses could, because He is able to see us through each situation of life.
Moses had a great Dad, and so do you and I, the children of God!
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