By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin. For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward. (Hebrews 11:24-26 HCSB)
Sometimes sin entangles us because our focus is off. We are not looking up, where Christ is enthroned at the right hand of God, or ahead, where our eternal rewards await.
When we sin, we forget we are to live for the future, not for the present, although we are living in the present. We, like the heroes of faith listed in Hebrews 11, are pilgrims in a foreign land. This place is not our home, but rather, a rented space until we are brought to our…
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