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27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.


27 By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt,

Moses left Egypt twice. (1) Moses fled from Pharaoh, who wanted to punish him for killing the Egyptian (Ex 2:15). (2) He left Egypt for the last time in the exodus. There was a 40-year period between the two events. However, Moses not only left Egypt but he “forsook” it. Nothing thwarted him from following the Lord.

not fearing the wrath of the king;

Pharaoh’s wrath did not deter Moses from following the will of God. Moses was fearful but not to the point where he rejected his calling (Ex 2:14). He could have stayed as the adopted son of Pharaoh. Instead, he left Egypt and chose to identify with his people Israel.

 for he endured

“Endured” means steadfastness during all the duress of dealing with Pharaoh.

as seeing Him who is invisible.

God is invisible (Ex 33:18-23; Deut 4:12; Ro 1:20; Co 1:15; 1 Ti 1:17). Moses’ decision had to do with the invisible God, not his fear of Pharaoh. Moses’ God was transcendent above creation; He was not like the gods of Egypt. Moses’ God was absolute and beyond any complete comparison on earth.


Fear is a tool of Satan to blunt the cause of Christ.


Moses knew that God would deliver Egypt by faith. He waited for God’s timing and moved on God’s direction.

Christians often fear what non-Christians think of them. They fear personal rejection. They are apprehensive about being viewed as different. Some fear a loss of reputation or even loss of employment. Fear is a pressure that will make some Christians abandon a dynamic godly life.

Believers need not fear because they have a sovereign God (Ps 27:1). Orientation to God is at the heart of dealing with fear (2 Ti 1:7). There was no comparison between Pharaoh and God from Moses’ point of view. There should be no comparison between anything we might face and Who we worship.