Moses: A Man of Conviction

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict” (Hebrews 11:23).

Not afraid. 

Those two words sum up how Moses grew to express greatness in his life. The parents who gave him life were “not afraid.” They lived with faith over fear. They instilled in their son a commitment to believing God. 

But even more than that, Moses’ parents’ lack of fear in the face of an evil culture and evil king spared his life. They chose to hide him so he would not be killed, as the king of Egypt had mandated midwives do away with male Hebrew babies as soon as they were born. Then, when Moses had grown too old to hide, they came up with an elaborate scheme to position him in a safe and secure place. They sought to infiltrate the system that oppressed them through this act of faith, in order to bring about a positive influence for good. 

Like Moses, we will never discover what God can do until we trust Him to do it. He can do things that blow our minds. Living by faith means choosing God’s plan over the culture’s plan, then watching Him work it out for your good and others’ benefit.

How can I find the faith to let go of my fears?