Moses was fortunate to have believing parents. For them to hide their baby son from the authorities was certainly an act of faith. Vance Havner has said, “Moses chose the imperishable, saw the invisible, and did the impossible.” Moses’ faith enabled him to face Pharaoh unafraid, and to trust God to deal with the enemy. The endurance of Moses was not a natural gift, for by nature Moses was hesitant and retiring. This endurance and courage came as the reward of his faith.
The faith of Moses was rewarded with deliverance for him and his people. Faith brings us out (Hebrews 11:28), takes us through (v. 29), and brings us in (v. 30). When we trust God, we get what God can do; but when we trust ourselves, we get only what weak people can do. The experience of Moses is proof that true biblical faith means obeying God in spite of circumstances and in spite of consequences.
Scripture says: “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is” (Jeremiah 17:7).
For further study: Exodus 2:1-10; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Hebrews 11:23-30.
Action assignment: Talk to God about the key idea in today’s reading as it relates to your life. Ask Him to help you trust Him, regardless of the circumstances you face right now.
WARREN W. WIERSBE