“Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.”
Every day we make choices.
Few things in life are not the consequence of some choice that either we have made, or someone has made for us.
Trusting the Lord is a choice.
Serving the Lord is a choice.
Yet, often times, both of those involve also choosing to suffer affliction.
2 Timothy 3:12
“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”
Moses chose to suffer.
He knew that the rewards of suffering affliction for the Lord far outweigh any pleasures that only last for a season.
Affliction is directly related to growth.
Imagine all that Moses would have missed if he had chosen to stay in Egypt.
“By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.”
If we desire to grow in grace, we often can only do so by choosing to suffer affliction.
What choice does the Lord want you to make today?
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
1 Samuel 21 | Romans 16
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