Moses, like all of us, sought a reward. He was looking for treasure, for value, to obtain something of significance. To get ahead. To win. But Moses learned how to find treasure that lasts. To win a victory that never fades.

The faith of Moses was to trust that the riches of God are greater than the riches of man. The “treasures of Egypt” were enormous. Egypt was the wealthiest civilization of that era. But the Bible says Moses considered the “reproach of Christ” to be superior to those riches.

That was a radical perspective then, and it still is today.

The beauty of this perspective is that the rewards from following Christ are real. They are true and lasting. The “treasures of Egypt” Moses forsook are all gone. They were either taken by grave robbers, or are on display in a museum. But Moses is enjoying the treasure he sought.

The rewards of our flesh are fleeting. They don’t last, and they don’t fulfill. They are incomplete.

God desires to give us the fullness of His treasure. The true riches of life and of the Kingdom of God. God is a giving God, longing to share with us His riches.

But to have our hands open to receive God’s treasure, we must first release the treasures of this world. If our hands are full, we have no room to receive.

The key to receiving the treasures of God’s kingdom is a change in perspective. To consider what the world ignores as a clear path to the greatest of treasures. The view of Christ, the shame of the world, is greater riches than anything we can gain in this life.

“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” 
– Hebrews 11:24-26