For He Was Looking to the Reward
Charles Haddon Spurgeon: [Moses] did not say, “Yes, there is a God undoubtedly and these are God’s people and there is an end of it.” But he said, “There is a God for me to worship, for me to trust, for me to obey. Here are God’s people. I resolve to be numbered with them. Their God shall be my God. I will be one of the sheep of His pasture, and take my part with His flock. If they suffer, I will suffer with them. If they rejoice, I will wait to rejoice till they rejoice.”
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.
By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.