Finding God in the mysteries of every day
Week 39 Day 4
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Hebrews 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.
Read Verses 3-38 and the Old Testament accounts from which they have been drawn.
39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Faith hall of fame as it has been called is a gift for us to understand how very great and precious are the promises we have received in the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Imagine, our Savior. He walked among us and lived as we live, suffered as we suffer, he saw the beauty of the creation with human eyes, and he knew full well the horror which sin has visited upon the world. These faithful of the older time before Jesus took God at His word. That for them was evidence enough. The consequences of obedience were never assured. Abraham’s words to Isaac provide a glimpse into what hope really means. At the point of sacrificing his son in obedience to the Lord’s command Isaac asks about the impending event 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.