When I entered personal faith as a teen, the first verse I memorized was Hebrews 11:1:
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. “ (NIV)
Faith doesn’t mean we need to know it all or even see it all to believe. But faith brings understanding, even if that doesn’t include all-encompassing knowledge.
This month, we will dive in to Hebrews 11 and discover what it means to live by faith. This chapter lists many people, many “ancients” (Hebrews 11:2), who lived by faith. Not perfectly. Not with all the answers. But by faith.
These people and their stories remind us that we will not likely find all the answers in our lifetimes. We won’t see around every turn. We won’t experience stumble-free paths.
But we can feel God’s presence, experience evidence of His hand, feel His love.
“By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3)
We will look at many of the people included in this chapter of faith: Joseph, Moses, Abraham, Rahab, and more. We’ll jump around in the verses a little bit, but it’s the people and their faith that matter.
It’s about these lives God planned to journey in faith (Hebrews 11:39-40), affecting our lives now, as members of His one body.
It’s about choosing faith and living by it because of His love.
Stay tuned, and be ready to dig in to these stories to witness how monumental living by faith can be.
What story in Hebrews 11 captures your attention when you read through?
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