(You Belong In The Family Of Faith)
TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 11:32-34
“And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire….”
Hebrews 11 gives us an incisive chronicle of the acts of faith of our spiritual forebears, and how they accomplished seemingly impossible feats through faith. From Abel, to Abraham, to Sarah, Rahab, Gideon, David, etc., we see how these great men and women of old became champions, accomplishing phenomenal things by faith.
However, the scripture declares that they and their uncommon victories couldn’t be made perfect without us, because God has provided better things for us (Hebrews 11:40). Also, their faith serves as an example for us to follow, and their deeds were written for our inspiration and edification. Let’s, for instance, consider the attitude of Caleb. He was so full of faith that at age eighty-five, when he ought to have long retired from “active military service,” said to Joshua, “Remember that, forty years ago, God made a promise through Moses to give me Hebron? Give me Hebron now and I’ll drive out the giants” (Joshua 14:10-12). The fifteenth chapter of the Book of Joshua tells us how he drove out the giants from Hebron without requesting help from the army of Israel. All Caleb needed was the assurance that God was with him. And that’s the mentality you ought to have, because you’re born into this great family of faith.
You can live every day in total victory and experience an unending stream of the miraculous as you learn to put your faith to work the way your spiritual forefathers did. They’ve set for us great examples to emulate. Don’t be the weak-link in the chain.
Hebrews 6:11-12; Hebrews 11:7
I’m a faith-child of a faith-God. I live my life on the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. My life is upward and forward because my faith is strong and unwavering. Thank you Father for the great things you’ll accomplish through me today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 6:15-7:1-6, Psalms 60-63
Ephesians 5:9-16, Isaiah 53
Mark your favourite characters in Faith’s “Hall of Fame” chronicled in Hebrews 11.
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