Forty years passed. Gone were the sounds of pomp and fanfare, throngs of friends and well-wishers, servants who catered to every whim, and the regality associated with being King Pharaoh’s heir. Those were all distant memories. For instead of leading a great civilization, Moses was leading Jethro’s flock on the backside of the desert near Mount Sinai.
While experiencing extreme personal adversity, the biblical personality Job made the following confession:
“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman. For what has God above chosen for us? What is our inheritance from the Almighty on high? Isn’t it calamity for the wicked and misfortune for those who do evil?” (Job 31:1-3 NLT)