Tough It Out

He persevered because
he saw him who is invisible.
         —Hebrews 11:27

I’m impressed and inspired by two words that Hebrews uses to describe Moses: “he persevered.” The King James has it, “he endured.”

Moses had times of discouragement, even complaint. To name just a few:

  • The defiance of the Israelites who grumbled, blamed, complained, and rebelled.
  • The criticism and rejection of his own brother and sister.
  • The negative report of the advance team of spies he sent to scout out Canaan.

But his overall profile is that of a man who toughed it out: through the disheartening times, Moses persevered. How did he do it? “He persevered because he saw him who is invisible.”

That’s a sentence worth putting at the top of your I-can-do-it-because list.

Hang tough.

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