Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures ° of sin for a season;
 

11:26 reproach of Christ. Moses lived about 1500 years before Christ, but even at this early date, he knew about the promised Messiah (see, for example, his prophecy in Deuteronomy 18:15-19), and knew God’s eternal promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were worth far more than temporal riches.

11:26 treasures in Egypt. As the adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, Moses quite possibly could have eventually become king of Egypt, but he knew by faith that God’s promises were far greater, and he believed them.


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