Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength … Continue reading Strength For The Weak
By faith Rahab the prostitute received the spies in peace and didn’t perish with those who disobeyed. Hebrews 11:30 The story of Rahab is far bigger than her hiding two spies on her roof. If I remember her only for this, it’s hard to fathom … Continue reading Who Is Afraid of Whom?
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after being encircled by the Israelites for seven days. Hebrews 11:30 Looking foolish appears to be a theme within the narrative of scripture. A great man like Naaman was commanded to dip into the dirty Jordan seven … Continue reading Looking Like A Fool
By faith they crossed the Red Sea as though they were on dry land. When the Egyptians attempted to do this, they were drowned. Hebrews 11:29 The children of Israel walked between the walls of water until they reached the safety of the other side. … Continue reading My Walk Out Of Egypt
Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. Hebrews 11:28 When God chooses a leader, He chooses him with great care. Moses’ response to God’s instructions about the first Passover would mean the … Continue reading Careful With Every Detail
By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. Hebrews 11:24-25 I’ve heard more than a few stories of … Continue reading Who In The World Does This?
And did God ever say to an angel, as he does to his Son, “Sit here beside me in honor until I crush all your enemies beneath your feet”? Hebrews 1:13 Angels do not rest in the presence of God because they are working for … Continue reading Familiarity
By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict. Hebrews 11:23 Fear is Satan’s biggest tactic to destroy the children of God. Since we … Continue reading She Wasn’t Even Afraid
By faith Joseph, as he was nearing the end of his life, mentioned the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions concerning his bones. Hebrews 11:22 Joseph never forgot the stories of his great grandfather. They had been passed down to him at the feet … Continue reading Envision and Then Make Plans
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff. Hebrews 11:20-21 Jacob and his mother tricked Isaac into blessing … Continue reading Faith Is Eternal, Not Just Here and Now