Monday, July 28, 2008

Hebrews 11:24-27

24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
25 choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,
26 considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.

Right now this is the most fascinating section in the Bible to me. What does it all mean?

1 comment:

carissa anne said...

hm... interesting. i mean, you can kind of get the idea, right? - it's pretty simple and self-explanatory on one level. we can be impressed that Moses gave up the royal lifestyle to suffer with his real people in the desert, and we can follow his example. "obviously." so says Mr. Average Bible Reading Christian.

but then, did he really leave Pharaoh's court voluntarily? wasn't he forced to leave? what's "the reproach of Christ"? why are we talking about "the passing pleasures of sin"? so now it's not so obvious, according to Dr. Theologian Man.

who's right? are they both right? and what does it all meeeean?