Examples of Enduring Faith - Heb. 11:1-40
Our ancestors in the faith, those who came before the arrival of the Christ, endured in hope and clung to God's promises in spite of the fact that what their eyes saw, their ears heard, and what they experienced in life led them to conclude that God's promises were vain and empty. We are often tempted to doubt in the same way. But as Paul told us in the concluding verse of chapter 10, we are not of those who shrink back in unbelief. We are the descendants of those great men and women of faith. it was God's Word that made the cosmos out of nothing. God's promises are likewise mighty to produce the thing promised even when circumstances seem to say there is "nothing", no evidence that what our Lord said will come to pass. Like our great predecessors in the Old Covenant we must endure in hope and persevere in faith even when our natural eyes cannot see.
Jeff Harlow has served as the Pastor of Trinity Reformation Church in Salem, OR and several other congregtions.