4 By faith Abel offered a better sacrifice to God than Cain, which showed that he was righteous, since God gave approval to him for his gift. Though he died, he’s still speaking through faith. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he didn’t see death, and he wasn’t found because God took him up. He was given approval for having pleased God before he was taken up. 6 It’s impossible to please God without faith because the one who draws near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards people who try to find him. 7 By faith Noah responded with godly fear when he was warned about events he hadn’t seen yet. He built an ark to deliver his household. With his faith, he criticized the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes from faith. (Hebrews 11:4-7, CEB)
How do you live?
As I read this passage of scripture I thought of the song Hold it up to the Light by David Wilcox. You can watch a video of this song below.
One of the verses of this song I love is:
God will you bless this decision.
Cause I’m so scared, is my life at stake?
But now I see, if you gave me a vision
I would never have reason to use my faith.
Faith is when we believe that no matter what, God is with us, because God’s word tells us God will be. Faith is trust in those things we have not seen. Faith is taking the first step when you don’t know the step is there.
Faith is what grounds us in God.
Live in faith. And know the promises are true.
Love People. Love God.