Hebrews 11:17-29 (KJV)
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
Abraham loved and trusted God more than anything. He knew that God would NEVER go back on His Word. So, He was willing to sacrifice Isaac, because he knew that God would make a way to keep His promise. He was a GREAT man of faith. How many of us would be willing to exercise that kind of faith?
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
These men looked to the future by faith. They knew that better days were coming. They didn’t have to “see,” they simply had faith.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
Moses was a wonderful example of faith at work. He left the comforts of the palace to fulfill the call of God. He dealt with an ungodly king and a bunch of complainers. He was treasured by God because he BELIEVED God. He put down his staff and parted the red sea by faith. He believed what God had told him. He lived by faith!
Next time we will see more examples of faith. I just want to encourage you to trust in the One Who created all things. Any one of us can have the kind of faith that moves mountains. It is already living on the inside of us. We just need to believe and exercise it.
Daddy God, I just want to lift up Your Holy Name today. You are a Mighty God. You are a Loving God. You are Worthy of ALL the glory, honor, and praise. You are the First and the Last. You are the Beginning and the End. You are the great I Am. You are Merciful and Kind. I am honored and humbled by Your love for me. Thank You, my precious Daddy for loving and caring for me. Thank You. Bless the Name of my God, Who Reigns FOREVER! Holy is the Lord God Almighty. Praise You! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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