DO NOT LOSE YOUR IDENTITY
Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
Insight and Highlight
Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
The people you walk with can determine your identity. If you flock with the wrong people, you will be identified by their vices.
Moses was born and raised up in Egypt. He ate and drank in Pharaoh's palace and lived in Egypt. He, by his, upbringing identified with the Egyptians, Exd 2:10.
Though born of Hebrew parents, (Exd 6:20), Moses went out to seek his identity among the Hebrew. Exd 2:11 says "And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens:...."
Moses did not feel the impact of his people, the Hebrews until he went to them. There he saw an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of Moses' brethren, Exd 2:11.
You cannot be a part of God's people until you identify with them.
Until Moses went to his brethren and saw their afflictions, he never saw the urge to defend them.
He lost his identity among the Egyptians and their environment. While he was with the Egyptians, every Hebrew saw him as an Egyptian. Moses was identified with every wickedness of Egypt because while with the Egyptians, he was a constraint to defend his people until he went into their midst.
His defense of the Hebrew seems unwelcome by his fellow Hebrew who saw him as a murderer rather than a deliverer (Exd 2:14) and because he may have seen him with the Egyptians.
Moses was afraid when the Hebrews called him a murderer. He, therefore, fled Egypt out of fear. The Hebrews he tried to defend were not happy with him neither was the Pharaoh whose citizen, he (Moses) had killed Exd 2:14:15.
Moses momentarily fell into an identity crisis. He was resented by a Hebrew he was protecting and had to run away from the Egypt he once belonged to.
Be careful you do not lose your identity to your wrong environment, Prov 13:20---".....a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Do not lose your identity in Christ, 1 Cor 15:10.
You can recover from lost identity by forsaking evil associations as Moses did.
Heb 11: 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Call to Word action
Heb 11:25 Choosing rather suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
The Christian clarion duty
Faith in God restored Moses when he was told by God to go to the Egypt he had once identified with but now fled.
This he must do in order to save the Hebrew people he wanted to identify with but who saw him as an outcast and murderer.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.