Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hebrews Challenge Chapter 11

Hebrews 11:1-40

Quite a legacy of faith in this chapter.

Individuals who had faith that who God was and what God planned was better than any alternative.

This reminded me that we are in a narrative that has been written for millennia. Individuals and communities who have traded in something small for something big. Something short-term for something lasting. Something good for something better.

And we are invited to be traders in the next chapter of God's story.

I guess where I am taking comfort in this passage is that many of the examples laid out in this chapter endured significant hardship, pain, and suffering.

Something better does not mean something easy.

But it does mean something (or Someone) worth it.

How will we be known in this narrative?

That we traded comforts for the Comforter?

That we traded little 'g' gods for the King of Kings?

That we traded our lives for the cross?

What will the legacy of FAITH be that we pass on to the next generation?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How grateful I am for this all-star cast of faith heroes found in chapter 11! Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and others... men and women who loved God and through CHOICE/FAITH believed in Him. This gives me such encouragement to review each character's story and see all over again God's amazing and reliable track record. From the beginning of time until this very moment, He is absolutely dependable, timely, and trustworthy.

I desire and hope to be counted as one of the faithful. May God give us belief, determination, and tenacity to stay the course until the day of Christ's return!