Hebrews 11:24 NIV | “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.”
When Moses grew up, he chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He preferred disgrace for sake of Christ to enjoying Egyptian treasures.
Notice what happens when you grow up. When you grow up, you become like Christ in your thinking. Like Daniel (5:17) who shunned the King’s reward for interpretating his dream, you’d reject your earthly advantages. You begin to see the cross differently. You begin to regard it as of greater value than all the things valued highly in this world. When you grow up, the things that are highly valued and sought after by men, become garbage to you; and you begin to consciously and voluntary refuse them.
Jesus Christ saw death on the cross as a glorious lifting up from the earth. When Moses grew up, he saw things the same way Jesus did. Oh that the church would grow up! When you grow up, you’ll also see things the same way.