November 3, 2019

on Sunday 3, November 2019

In Hebrews 11, we see that faith reveals the reality of our hope. It is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith, we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that could be seen.

In this chapter, the writer describes the faith of men and women who demonstrated that God saw them, knew them, and had plans to reward them for their obedience and perseverance. Even when they did not see the evidence of their belief, their faith remained unshaken.

Faith is what keeps us going when we aren’t sure what is ahead. We believe and know that the One who loves us is in control of all things. Our generation is very focused on what they see, touch, and feel, but those in the Old Testament only had the Law of Moses. Yet, they still believed in their Creator through his handiwork. Even with their limited knowledge of God, their faith was so strong and constant that God revealed himself to them, spoke to them, and delivered them from their enemies.

These heroes were not just hanging on by a thread! They conquered kingdoms, administered justice, shut the mouths of lions, and routed armies. May we have that kind of faith!