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February 12


“By faith Moses… (chose) rather to suffer affliction with the people of God…” —Hebrews 11:24, 25

Read Exodus 2:1-10, Hebrews 11:23-26

Moses grew up surrounded by a pagan court. During this time, he received no instruction from the Bible and heard no prayer offered there. However, the early years of his life were spent with his parents: “And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter” (Ex. 2:10). You may be sure that Moses’ parents taught him much about the Lord and His service in those formative years. From this we see the importance of proper teaching in our young years; these things will never be completely forgotten.

The fear of the Lord was never mentioned in Pharaoh’s court. And still we read in our text, Moses made the virtuous choice: he did not halt between two opinions. In his heathen surroundings, he was forced to make a choice. He could not remain neutral, otherwise he would be unrecognizable as a Hebrew, just as many nominal Christians seek to live in the world today. As some students once said to their classmate: “We never knew that you were a Christian.” How shameful! The world expects different behaviour from us. Let us never be ashamed to be identified and called a Christian!

Can you understand the choice Moses made?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact:


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