Not Fearing the King of Sin

By faith Moses,… refused to be known as the son of Pharoah’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as a greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.
Hebrews 11:24-27

Moses faced the same thing all of us face when we consider leaving our pattern of “Egypt”-ian living (i.e. living in sin): we face the wrath of the King of Sin, so to speak, whose turf we have been living in.

Have you been living in a sinful relationship, yet when you consider breaking out of that relationship you fear, or dread, the consequential reaction of the other person?

Have you been using illicit drugs, and yet when you consider making a clean break from drug use, you fear the reaction of the dealer who has been your “drug king”?

Moses faced the same fears, the same dreads, the same decisions, even the same danger.

So, how did he do it? How did he overcome the fear, the dread?

By faith!

Okay, but what does that really mean, by faith?

It means that he took the leap, trusting that God would ultimately take care of the king of sin’s reactions, and that He (God) was going to be faithful to him (Moses) in the final outcome.

In your situation, you know what you need to do. You already know what clean break you need to make. By faith, take the leap, and allow God to show you His intervention and how He deals with the king of your Egypt while you pursue a fresh course out of Egypt and toward a new land of promise in godliness!

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