Far Greater Riches
Daily Devotional for March 30th
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 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. Hebrews 11:24-26
Our world places value on the wrong things. Sports athletes and movie stars are the highest paid professions in our land. The world chases after money, gold, silver and jewelry. All of these things are temporal. Although we have to have money to operate in this world, there are some things that are far greater riches than these.
Moses made a choice one day that changed his life. His choice was foolish to the world, but the world was not who he was attempting to please. He chose to stand with the people of God and endure reproach than to enjoy the pleasures of sin. In this generation, people will mock you for living for God. They will laugh you to scorn for hungering and thirsting after God because they cannot see the value. They cannot comprehend why you don’t chase sin as they do.
Moses esteemed the reproach of Christ greater than all the treasures Egypt had. Facing persecution and standing on God’s side was more valuable to Moses than to own the gold in the world. While the world would try to convince you that going with the flow would be much easier on you, God will always stand with you if you will stand with Him.
Relationship with Jesus means nothing to those who don’t know Him, but everything to those who do. As the man who found the pearl of great price sold everything to have that pearl, we do the same. The Lord truly is the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. This is why people will gladly give their lives for Jesus. Jesus Christ is truly our pearl of great price. He’s the fairest of ten thousand to our souls. The world would leave their desire for gold if they ever experienced Jesus. There is no greater riches than having Jesus as our Lord.