The scripture reading for today is Hebrews 11:23-28 NIV.
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 fleeting pleasures of sin. 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 application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
Perseverance is pretty easy when you are doing something easy, fun or only requires a short period of duration; however, those tasks that require true grit in the face of adverse conditions, can make us shy away from fulfilling what we set out to do or have been called to do. For example, it is easy to persevere when studying for a test because there is an expected positive outcome, and this is a short-term action. However, our faith journey should be for our entire lives with our actions centered on God’s word.
We live in a world where Satan is real and works to lead us away from our faith in the one true God. Moses was able to remain steadfast and endure throughout his life because his goal and loyalties were crystal clear, He knew that the God he followed was the one true God, and I believe that gave him all he needed to persevere.
Dear God, Help me to be steadfast and persevere in following your tenents and to be a beacon of Your light to others. Amen
Kelly Sperry firstname.lastname@example.org
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