Suffering for God Versus Short-Lived Pleasure of Sin
Suffering for God versus short-lived pleasure of sin is a simple thought lectionary reflection from Hebrews 11:24-26 on the life of Moses and how he honored God through suffering.
January 7, 2015 Year B
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter 25 and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin. 26 For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.(Hebrews 11:24-26, HCSB)
Moses REFUSED short-lived pleasure of sin and made the CHOICE to suffer. He chose CHRIST before CONSUMERISM and MATERIALISM.
He had every right to the privilege. He had the ability to receive the privilege. Instead, He chose Christ and the path of suffering.
Application: Sometimes, pain and suffering so that I can serve God is a choice. It is the choice between serving myself in this world and serving God for the next.
Prayer: Suffering for God is painful. It takes a conscience choice to suffer for God than to enjoy selfish pleasures. God, please help me to be as strong as Moses in making the choice.