By Faith Moses Refused To Be Known As the Son of Pharaoh’s Daughter (Hebrews 11:24-26)
“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 )
God will always reveal himself to those whose hearts are sensitive and looking for him. In fact, God made a habit of revealing to the Old Testament patriarchs his plan of salvation through the promised Messiah. When Moses got a glimpse of this promise, the scriptures record that he chose to be mistreated with the people of God rather than enjoy his position among the Egyptians. He considered disgrace for the sake of Christ of far greater value. This shows that he was looking forward in faith to something far greater than the pleasures of this life.
To the outside world, this seems absurd. He was rescued by the daughter of Pharaoh as a baby, raised under Pharaoh’s influence, wealth and position. In every sense of the word, he had it all. He had power, authority, riches and family connections. But this doesn't compare or hold a candle to what God offers. Moses willingly gave it all up to be associated with the mistreated people of Israel and the sake of Christ.
This is amazing, this shows that Christ Jesus is and will always be the pinnacle of history. His work on the cross was so wonderful that Moses looked forward to it and it changed the course of his life and what he considered valuable. The world and all its splendor didn’t compare to the riches of glory.
God, true to His wonderful nature fulfilled His promise to the people of Israel in Moses’ lifetime. He saw firsthand the marvelous works of God in bringing the people out of bondage and into the promised land. “During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them” ( Exodus 2:23-25 ). He even used Moses as the means to bring it all to pass.
The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt is a wonderful type and shadow of the deliverance from bondage of sin and death that Christ Jesus frees us from. Moses looked far into the future and saw what would be which is why he disregarded everything for the sake of Christ. Faith was the substance that brought him through until his reward. Today we celebrate his faith as recorded in the Hebrews Hall of Fame and are thankful for his foresight in trusting God to fulfill His wonderful promises.