Observation: Another, 'by faith' accomplishments of Moses. What stands out to me is the statement "It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible." The connection between this verse and the beginning of this chapter (Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.) Moses Kept his eyes on God (and God's mission), even when it meant going against the King's anger.
Application: The end of Christendom is being mourned by many. Maybe the risk of faith no longer involved having to 'fear the kings anger' because the king (or the state) has approved the message until recently. Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter. The life of faith often has to shed off the comfort of privilege and power, much like Moses opting for the suffering of his people than his place at the palace. Yet, the faith of Moses offers us an opportunity to reclaim our focus on the once we cannot see....confidence in the promises of the kingdom rather than the comforts of the state.
Prayer: Lord help us to focus on you and the mission of your church, especially when we are invited to shed the things that bring us comfort.