“By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible” (Heb. 11:27). The writer says that the God of Moses is the God who is invisible. Today people want to make the invisible God into a visible image. But if you make the invisible God into a visible image, you make your own god. You make your own object of affection. Once you make your own object of affection, you make your own idol. That’s what is happening today in Cebu every January with the Sinulog.
The emphasis of the writer is Moses’ faith. The writer already said that God is invisible. Thus, Moses could not have seen the invisible God physically. But Moses saw the invisible God, spiritually, by faith.
Moses saw God according to v. 6. Moses saw God believing that God exists. Moses saw God believing that God is the rewarder of his faith. This is how Moses saw God. Moses saw God through the eyes of faith.
Moses kept seeing God who is invisible. The verb “seeing” is present participle. Moses kept seeing God when he left Egypt. Moses kept on seeing God when he was unafraid of the king. These were difficult times for Moses. But he saw God in tribulations. Thus, seeing God is a continuing habit of spiritual perception. Seeing God is a constant practice of hearing God’s voice. It is a regular habit of obeying God’s will. It is a continuous habit of enduring while seeing God’s hand in everything—even in the most difficult situations in life.