TUESDAY, MAY 11
It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter
Hebrews 11:24 (NLT2)
LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE: POWER RIVALS
Years ago, Infiniti luxury automobiles opened dealerships across the US. Their commercials bragged “Drive one and you’ll understand.” They were known for their unique combination of luxury and power. Recently, a friend purchased an Infiniti. Within 24 hours she had been pulled over for speeding. I suppose she now understands just how powerful their cars are.
Power can be tempting, and power can get us into trouble. In Hebrews 11:24, we are reminded of the temptation for power that Moses faced. Moses was a Hebrew baby who had been adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. It was only by God’s grace that he wasn’t killed at birth. Pharaoh was a pagan ruler, but he was also the most powerful ruler in the world. Moses could have easily chosen the lure of power over his love for God. Instead, he chose to love God and to love people.
In Sunday’s sermon, some of the mom’s talked about the temptation of power. Often the temptation of power shows up as a need to control things. And when we don’t feel in control we get anxious or worried. How does the temptation for power compete with your love for God and your love for others?
Thank God for adopting you into His family. Thank Him for allowing you to be a child of the ruler of the universe. Praise God’s sovereign plan for you and your family.