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Moses's Faith

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Faith Overcomes The Kings Edict.

Moses’s parents did not abide by the kings edict to toss all Hebrew boys into the Nile River when they were born.
Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born [a]you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”
They knew that is was wrong to kill a child even if the Pharaoh commanded it. They had faith in their God to protect them and their child for doing the right thing.
Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a wicker basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. His sister stood at a distance to [f]find out what would happen to him.
Moses was rescued by Pharaohs daughter and raised in the palace as Pharaohs son. He was afforded the luxuries of the palace as well as the best education. God used Moses’s parents faithfulness to prepare Moses to lead the nation of Israel out of captivity of Egypt.

Faith Will Enable Us To Do Right When Wrong Is Required.

There will be times where those in positions of authority will require us to do wrong. We must have faith in God to protect us for standing up for what is right. Perhaps your boss asks you to fudge a little bit on the numbers for the board meeting. Perhaps a person in authority tells you not to tell the truth. Perhaps the owner of the company tells you to do something immoral or you will lose your job. These are real life situations that occur every day. We must have faith in our God to protect us for doing the right thing.
Example 1: CNN
The baker at the center of a Supreme Court ruling that he cannot be forced to make a cake for a same-sex wedding told “Today” on Tuesday that he doesn’t “discriminate” against anybody and that he simply doesn't want to bake cakes “for every message” — saying that he would also refuse to create a dessert that insulted the LGBTQ community.
Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake in Denver, had argued that his cakes are works of art and that requiring him to bake them for same-sex weddings would force him to express a view that violated his religious beliefs. And in a narrow 7-2 decision, the high court said legal proceedings in Colorado had shown a hostility to the baker's religious views.
Example 2: Time Magazine
The privately-owned corporation Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma-based craft store with self-described Christian values, argued that they too should not have to cover certain emergency contraception because of their religious beliefs. The company objected to paying for emergency contraception including Plan B, Ella—both commonly known as the morning after pill—plus two types of IUDs. Hobby Lobby said they believe these types of birth control amount to abortion. The company did not object to covering other types of contraception, including birth control pills.
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The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, but the ruling applies only to companies considered “closely held.” According to the IRS, a company is “closely held” if five or fewer people own more than half the corporation. Closely held firms make up over 90% of all American businesses, and about 52% of the American workforce works for a closely held corporation, according to studies from Columbia University and New York University. The Affordable Care Act, however, only requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance to workers, so many “closely held” firms are already exempt.

Faith Overcomes Sin

Moses decided to leave Pharaoh’s palace and be united to the people of God. Although the palace afforded Moses all the things the world could offer it did not bring him peace. He saw how his people were treated by Pharaoh and did not want to be associated with Pharaoh..
11 Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. 12 So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the [q]offender, “Why are you striking your companion?” 14 But he said, “Who made you a prince or a judge over us? Are you [s]intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.”
Moses was willing to leave the conveniences and pleasures of this world to be obedient to God. He was willing to endure the hardships of life for the sake of obedience to the Lord. Why? He knew that he was going to be used for something greater by God. Hebrews said he valued the reproach of Christ as more valuable than royalty in the palace. This simply means that He was willing to suffer just as Christ did rather than live a life of ease.

Faith will cost you convenience and pleasure

Many people will do anything it takes to get what the world has to offer. They will compromise their character, just to make a buck. They will give away their innocence just to gain a relationship. They will give away their freedom just to be accepted. This is not to say that convenience and pleasure are to be avoided by Christians, but to compromise your faith to get it will cost you ,ore than what you will gain.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
I am afraid that the pursuit of the American dream is much like living in the palace for Moses. It is nice for a while, but after a while it leaves you empty and without peace. I see so many people work so hard to have so much stuff and sacrifice what is most important. They have no time for God, family, church or even themselves. The.y go so hard to accomplish so much and end up realizing that it was all for nothing. Solomon puts it this way:
13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.
The world is tempting and will draw you in and tell you that you have no need for God. That it can satisfy your deepest longings. This is a lie from the pit of hell. Satan uses the world to draw people away from God.
15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
What price are you willing to pay for your faith?

Faith Gives Life

When Pharaoh had refused to release Israel after 9 plagues, God sent the last plague to kill the firstborn of everything in Egypt that didn’t have the blood of the lamb.
12 Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of [a]Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a [b]lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a [c]lamb for [d]each household. Now if the household is too small for a [e]lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the [f]number of persons in them; according to [g]what each man should eat, you are to [h]divide the lamb. Your [i]lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.[j]You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it [k]at twilight.Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel [l]of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread [m]and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails. 10 And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.11 Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the Lord’s Passover. 12 For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the Lord. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you [n]live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you [o]to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
The people of Israel had to give a sacrifice of a lamb and cover their doorpost with the blood of the lamb in order to be spared from the death angel killing their firstborn.
This is a foreshadowing of Christ. For it is appointed for all men to die. However; if you have recieved the blood of the lamb you will have life. You will not have to suffer eternal death.
The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;
If you are willing to put your faith in the Lamb of God, you will have eternal life.
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