Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 Before you read the scripture, … Continue reading A Message From The Cloud
These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. God had planned something better for us, so that together with us they would be made perfect. Hebrews 11:29-30 The heroes of the faith, so many of them, lived when … Continue reading How Much Harder Did They Have It?
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 Every person knows some degree of persecution. Feeling unwanted. Scorned. Left out. Rejected. God has a heart for you if persecution from others has been part of … Continue reading Is It For Righteousness Sake?
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground. Hebrews 11:38 Oh, how differently God sees things. The only thing that matters is God’s viewpoint. His spiritual vision is uncluttered and there … Continue reading Even If No One Agrees
Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection, and others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, … Continue reading Faith Goes In Opposing Directions