Hebrews 11:24-26 – ‘By faith Moses…refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.’
Moses and the Apostle Paul share the same testimony; Christ is greater than the treasures of this world. When someone turns from the treasures of this world to Jesus, they find Him so satisfying that they are willing to sacrifice everything else to have Him.
The rewards of Christ are not just future-focused but also immediate. Our hearts are fully satisfied in His presence. There is a prosperity Gospel that says, ‘come to Jesus and he’ll give you the riches of this world.’ The true blessing of Christ is to turn us from our wicked ways and knit our hearts together with His (Acts 3:26). We are called to seek Christ and His rule first and let Him worry about all of our physical needs (Matt. 6:33).
Coming to Jesus does not guarantee happiness by this world’s standards. It may cost us relationships with friends and family, our careers, and even our life depending on where one lives in this world. Do you have the confidence and experience of Moses and the Apostle Paul, in Jesus Christ our Lord? If not, Jesus Christ wants you to draw near to Him today in prayer. Ask for a deeper fellowship with Him that will fill your heart, leaving no room for the pleasures of this world.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the greatest treasure of this life, a relationship with Jesus Christ. Help me to live by faith in your Word that drives me to daily pleasures in Christ’s presence now and forevermore. Amen.