by faith

Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see. The elders in the past were approved because they showed faith. By faith we understand that the universe has been created by a word from God so that the visible came into existence from the invisible. 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. 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. 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. 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. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was going to receive as an inheritance. He went out without knowing where he was going. By faith he lived in the land he had been promised as a stranger. He lived in tents along with Isaac and Jacob, who were coheirs of the same promise. He was looking forward to a city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith even Sarah received the ability to have a child, though she herself was barren and past the age for having children, because she believed that the one who promised was faithful. So descendants were born from one man (and he was as good as dead). They were as many as the number of the stars in the sky and as countless as the grains of sand on the seashore. (Hebrews 11:1-12, CEB)

Abel, by faith…

Enoch, by faith…

Noah, by faith…

Abraham, by faith…

Sarah, by faith…

None of those listed above were said to have done anything to be in good standing with God. They were there by faith. They were there by trust.

Are you there? All it takes is trust. All it takes is faith. Faith and belief that the promises are true and God is there for you.

You can not get there by works.

It is done by faith. Faith in the unseen. stepping out and knowing that God has you.

Loving People. Loving God.

Published by asacredrebel

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One thought on “by faith

  1. by trusting an unbelievable promise even if you find it hard to *believe. * I prefer trust as the meaning of faith. Thanks for writing, Jerry!

    Blessings, Jan

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