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Daily Devotional

The Value of Disgrace

Read Ezekiel 23:1 through 24:27; Hebrews 11:1–40

Moses could have chosen the things of Egypt. He could have lived a life of luxury in Pharaoh’s palace. Perhaps he might have even thought it God’s will for him. But Moses realized he had a special purpose.

He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward (Hebrews 11:26).

God didn’t just want to pull Moses out of his life as a slave. God wanted to pull all His people out of the oppression of Egypt. Moses chose a path of suffering and identification with his own people. He rejected power and wealth and human prosperity so that he could lead all God’s people into the Land of Promise.

Moses’ eyes were set on something further ahead than what he could receive from Pharaoh. His reward wasn’t in gold but in the experience of God’s presence. Moses recognized the value of disgrace in order to receive his true reward.

Thought for Today: Value God’s presence, not earthly treasures.

Quicklook: Hebrews 11:23–29