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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More on examples of faith from Hebrews.

Examples of faith are good to strengthen our faith, at least I find it that way.  So let's look at a few more.

Hebrews 11: 8  "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the  place which he would receive as an inheritance.  And he went out, not knowing where he was going."  Notice that by faith Abraham obeyed.  Faith caused him to obey.

Verse 9  "By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise."  His faith was strong, wasn't it?  He knew God's voice and obeyed.

Verse 11  "By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised."  Verse 12  "Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude--innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore."  I believe through my studies that Sarah and Abraham were around one hundred years old when she conceived and bore Isaac.  That indeed was a miracle and took lots of faith at that age.

Verse 13  "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth."

Do these examples help you with your faith?  Remember, faith comes by hearing the word of God and that's what we have been doing, hearing or reading.  Remember, Abraham obeyed by faith and it was counted to him as righteousness.  And our faith can be counted to us the same.  Just stay close to Jesus and believe what He says and you can count on it, just as these Bible characters did.  I want my faith increased, don't you?  Grandma Joan




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