2017-10-12 / Worship

Be governed by faith in God

(Hebrews 11:23-31)

God allowed Jacob and his family to go to Egypt to be with his son Joseph, who was now a ruler under Pharoah over the people when the famine came upon the land in Egypt, and all around the world.

“There were seventy souls that came out of the loins of Jacob who went down to Egypt. Joseph was in Egypt already.” (Exodus 1:5) They were given the land of Goshen.

This was the beginning of God’s first chosen family of people who came from Abraham and Sarah to eventually become a nation of people under Moses, God’s chosen leader. If we are to become a people of God like we see in this first chosen family, we must let ourselves be governed by faith in God.

When Moses was born, Pharoah was having all baby boys of Israelites killed, but by faith Moses was hidden for three months by his parents before he was found by Pharoah’s daughter in a basket in the Nile River. They were acting on faith in God. This gave God the opportunity to work in and through their lives by Moses, who eventually was chosen by God to lead the nation of Israel to God’s promised land.

By faith, Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharoah’s daughter, who had adopted Moses to be her son. There comes a time in our lives when we have to make decisions concerning our faith in God and who will govern our lives. Moses’ parents and Moses himself had to make a choice and suffer affliction instead of pleasures of sin for a season. (verse 25)

“By faith Moses forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.” (verse 27) We cannot see our God, Jesus Christ, in a visible way, but we know about Him through God’s Word in the Bible; therefore we must act by faith to be able to let God govern our lives.

Moses, through faith, kept the Passover that delivered them from Egypt to go out and form the first chosen nation of God. By faith, Moses led the children of Israel through the Red Sea when they left Egypt as a people of God, on dry ground, because God parted the sea when they had to cross over.

From stories like this in the Old Testament and New Testament, we are told about God dealing with His chosen people through their lives here on Earth. Let us know how important it is for us, as believers in Jesus as our Saviour, to allow Jesus to govern our lives through faith each and every day of our lives.

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