Sunday 3 October, 2021

Hebrews 11:4-7

4 By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. 7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.

Hebrews 11 is a chapter all about Faith in Action.  We see a hall of fame of men and women of incredible faith from scripture.   In this passage the writer of Hebrews highlights Abel, Enoch and Noah.  All men who individually have incredible stories of faith filled lives. 

Verse 5 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”  As followers of Jesus, faith is central to our Christian lives. Faith trusts God in all circumstances, trusts that He is good and faithful to fulfill His promises. 

Father, thank you for the examples of faith we can see right throughout scripture.  Help us to put our faith in you afresh today. Amen.

Written by Ps. Annique Botta

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