By Faith

Monday, July 08, 2024



Often referred to as the "Hall of Faith," or the “Faith Chapter,” Hebrews 11 is a powerful testament to the strength and endurance of faith throughout history. It opens by defining faith as the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. The writer of Hebrews then lays out a breathtaking array of examples from the Old Testament, showcasing individuals who, against all odds, trusted in God and His promises.

By FaithAbel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab — these heroes of faith demonstrated unwavering trust in God amidst trials, uncertainties, and even perilous circumstances. Each story underscores the transformative power of faith, illustrating how ordinary individuals, through their extraordinary belief, achieved the impossible and persevered through adversity. Their lives serve as beacons of hope and encouragement, reminding us that faith is not merely a passive belief but an active force that propels us forward, even in the face of uncertainty.

The chapter concludes by emphasizing that these heroes, though commended for their faith, did not receive the full realization of God's promises in their lifetimes. Instead, they looked forward to a better, heavenly country — a city whose architect and builder is God. This serves as a poignant reminder for us today to persevere in faith, trusting that God is faithful to fulfill His promises in His perfect timing.

The next chapter picks up with how these examples of faith should impact us today, inspiring us to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before, fixing our eyes on Jesus…”

I’ll be sharing from this portion of Hebrews during the next couple of weeks on Middays Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

Mon   07/08/24      Hebrews 11:1-4

Tue     07/09/24      Hebrews 11:5-7

Wed   07/10/24      Hebrews 11:8-12

Thu     07/11/24      Hebrews 11:13-16

Fri       07/12/24      Hebrews 11:17-22

Mon   07/15/24      Hebrews 11:23-26

Tue     07/16/24      Hebrews 11:27-31

Wed   07/17/24      Hebrews 11:32-36

Thu     07/18/24      Hebrews 11:37-40

Fri       07/19/24      Hebrews 12:1-3


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