July 14, 2018: SOAP #3145: Isaiah 19-21; Hebrews 11 Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and […]

July 14, 2018: SOAP #3145: Isaiah 19-21; Hebrews 11

Scripture:  Hebrews (NIV) 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.

Observation:   All the people mentioned in this eleventh chapter of Hebrews had one thing in common"they had faith.   Yet each one mentioned in the chapter did something different.   Their actions were based on something they accepted as truth even though it was unseen and unprovable.

Application:   Faith is a common and normal part of our everyday life.   I accept someone's word and adjust my actions accordingly even though I cannot prove that they will keep their promise.   I order food at a restaurant and eat it with faith that those I could not see have prepared it properly.    I drive at 65 miles an hour down a two-lane road with faith that the cars coming toward me will remain in their lane.   That is faith!

If I can have faith in people, how much more should I have faith in God!   If I trust the word of man, how much more should I trust the Word of God!   But God has an enemy, satan, who sows doubting thoughts in my mind.   He makes doubt seem so logical that it appears I have no choice but to believe what he says.   But, in reality, I do have a choice!   I can choose to believe God and His Word!

Prayer:     Holy Spirit, God has an enemy, but I have YOU!   Keep whispering truth into my mind.   Keep planting truth in my thoughts.   Keep pointing me in the right direction.   Keep reminding me of what I have been reading in God's Word!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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