Hebrews 11:24–26 (ESV)
faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He
considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.
Moses was born a Hebrew but raised as an
Egyptian. It probably didn’t take long to realize that he was not Egyptian, but Hebrew. He later wanted to claim that he was in fact Hebrew. My friend Jon Loessin had a pig named Oink. For a while, the pig lived in the chicken
coop… and thought he was chicken. The next year, I saw Oink out grazing with the cattle. Oink thought he was a cow. Now, this is not gendered confusion, but species confusion. The following year, Oink was in the pig pen.
He finally came to terms that he was not a chicken or a cow, but was in fact… a pig. Well, I didn’t see Oink too long after that and I think I might have enjoyed him in some sausage. Moses had a coming to terms that he was Hebrew.
I pray: O Lord, I am a Christian, help me to not think of myself as a non-Christian. Help me to live as a Christian. Amen.