Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt, for he looked to the reward.
Moses came to see that even the worst trials faced in the service of Christ have a better payoff than the best this world has to offer. Peter also noted that we should “rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you” (1 Peter 4:13-14).
As Paul wrote: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
Building and maintaining a strong vision of the coming Kingdom of God is the key to enduring and overcoming the many difficulties we face in our lives (Hebrews 11:16).
To study more about the faith we need to keep our eyes on the reward, see the article “What Is Faith?”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Seeing the Invisible.”