“By faith he left Egypt not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.”
Those last words are words which should instruct us. Moses’ eyes were on God and he was able to endure. The Living Bible says: he “kept right on going!”
Moffatt’s translation says, “He never flinched.”
Moses had staying power – even with all the changes that challenged him.
He kept his eyes on God, not the obstacles.
He endured in his eighties, in his nineties, and then some.
He endured despite the contempt of Pharaoh.
He endured the stubbornness of the Hebrews who grumbled, maligned him, complained, and rebelled.
He endured amidst the criticism of those closest to him: Miriam, his sister; Aaron, his brother; Dothan and Abiram, his companions.
“He endured! As seeing Him who is unseen.”
He fixed his eyes on the Lord, and never looked back.
And I can do the same! I can endure by fixing my eyes on the Lord.
Then I will be courageous:
Even when conspirators seem to prosper
Even when the wicked seem to be winning
Even when the pressure seems to be unbearable
Even when the critics won’t shut up
Even when big people act contemptibly small
Even when I feel as though I’m all alone
Even when wrong is enthroned and truth is fighting for existence
Whatever it is I am facing – I will look at Christ!
As I stand on the edge of a new change, a new challenge, a new commitment — I will look at Christ!
In the Bonds of Calvary,