It’s been a while since I posted. Too many things going on! I.e. getting used to a proper working life. The joys of the teaching profession! Ha!
Even now, I should be working. But I just want to encourage you to do one thing: read (or reread) Hebrews 11 to Hebrews 12:2!
Honestly, rereading that passage about those people of great faith really encouraged me and inspired me! Go read about Abraham, Noah and Moses!
Now! Do it!
Oh okay, as you’re asking…here are a few snippets:
17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
Hebrews 11: 24-27
24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family.
Put yourself in the shoes of Moses, Abraham, or Noah. What would you have done? Would you have had that faith?
I guess our faith now has changed from what it was then. But they are for us a cloud of witnesses. Have faith, my friends:) Look ahead to the reward which Moses looked towards, fixing your eyes on Jesus, and long for that ‘better country – a heavenly one’ (11:16). God has prepared a city for you there.