By Accepting the Call to Lead His People, Moses Sacrificed Worldly Honors and Luxuries

Hebrews 11:24–26

24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote:

“Reared and taught amid all the wealth, splendor, and influence of Pharaoh’s court; having at his command the prestige and power of the royal household; knowing he was assured of a life of ease and affluence—yet Moses, because of faith in Christ, chose to suffer with slaves and bondsmen of his own race rather than to accept the honors, wealth, and power of the greatest nation then on earth.”

(Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, 3 vols. [1965–73], 3:212.)

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