Daily Devotional
Is Your Reward Eternal or Temporary?

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.”

Hebrews 11:23-26

Ponder This

Moses was faced with position, possessions, pleasures, and all these things. Every sensual desire would be satisfied if he went the devil’s way.

Every person has to come to the place where he or she makes a clear decision. The Bible speaks of the pleasures of sin. Don’t be so foolish as to say to young people, “There’s no pleasure in sin. You’re going against the Bible.” There are pleasures of sin. The devil is too smart to go fishing without any bait on his hook. There are pleasures and there are treasures, and you are going to have to choose between the two.

It was not easy for Moses, and it will not be easy for you. That’s the reason you have to make a radical, dramatic, clear choice. If you don’t choose, you’re going down. The Bible says Moses esteemed the reproach of Christ greater than the treasures in Egypt.

  • Why is temporary pleasure so appealing to us?
  • Do you treasure the things of Christ? What are some ways your life displays valuing His treasure over the pleasures of the world?

Practice This

Share with someone the treasure Christ is to you.