Choosing Affliction vs Pleasure of Sin


Hebrews 11:24-25 says’ 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, the to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season.

In this scripture we see that Moses had a choice, to make, he could have been known as Pharoah’s daughter and live in the palace, but he choose to be with God’s people and live with the price of being a follower of God.

How does this applies to us? Every person on the face of this earth has a choice to make, you can either live your life with Christ or live in seasons of sin? When I look at Moses life, the first thing I noticed was that the moment he found out the truth about his birth of who he really is he didn’t hesitate on which life he was going to part-take of. He didn’t count what he would be missing, or how easy he life would be. I wonder if you and I would of chosen like Moses did, or would we go for the easy life?

Moses was moved by his love for how his people was being treated by Pharaoh’s men, being a slave treated less than a human, his heart was bleeding for them. What he didn’t understand at that moment was that God was developing him into the leader who would save them.

When God called us the first thing we do is deny that God would even use us, we think we miss heard Him. Over the years we saw the hand of God upon Moses, and how Moses was walking into his calling. Moses was far from perfect he made mistakes done things in anger but God still used him. God saw Moses’s heart and that is what God uses in all of us. He wants to know what is your heart like?

Many people will start off being a follower of Jesus Christ, but once they begin to suffer and face affliction they turn their backs and go back to their old lifestyle. Jesus never said that it was going to be easy, what He did say was that “I will never forsake you.” We saw Jesus suffer on the cross and He over came, what makes you and I think that we aren’t going to suffer and become over comers?

I ask you today, which is easier for you? To suffer for being a Christian or to live in your old man?

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6 thoughts on “Choosing Affliction vs Pleasure of Sin

    1. Belle I thought that as well. I believe we all have. Let’s just pray we never have to find out. Because only God knows what we will do in that situation.

    1. My journey was not easy for me, I have always chosen pleasures of this world. The results of my choices caused me served pain but I have to say, that I have learned from all of my pain and sufferings.

      I don’t chose pleasures no more, now it’s all about the affliction of being a Christian for Jesus Christ.

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