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Embracing Trust

Updated: Apr 28






Hebrews 11, a significant chapter often referred to as the 'Hall of Faith,' vividly describes individuals whose lives were a testament to their unwavering trust in God's promises. This 'Hall of Faith' serves as a beacon, guiding us to a deeper understanding of the transformative power of faith. 


Faith is much more than a mere intellectual belief. Faith embodies confidence and assurance in the unseen realities of God's kingdom.

The Greek word for "faith" used in Hebrews 11 is πίστις (pistis), which conveys a sense of trust, conviction, and loyalty. Faith is reliance on God's character and promises. 


The writer of Hebrews beautifully illustrates this concept by recounting the acts of faith of various biblical figures, such as Abraham, Moses, and others, who trusted in God against all odds. The chapter opens with a rich statement: 


"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen"

(Hebrews 11:1, NASB95)


Throughout Hebrews 11, we encounter stories of ordinary individuals who dared to trust in an extraordinary God. Abraham, for instance, stepped out in faith, leaving his homeland to follow God's call to an unknown destination. By faith, Moses chose to identify with God's people rather than enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.


These narratives underscore a crucial truth: faith is not a passive belief but trust and action. Faith is fueled by a deep-seated trust in God's character and promises. As we reflect on Hebrews 11, we're reminded that faith is a transformative journey—where trust in God becomes the anchor amid life's uncertainties.


Hebrews 11 serves as a timeless testament to the transformative power of faith—a living testimony that challenges us to embrace trust as the cornerstone of our relationship with God. Let us admire those celebrated in Hebrews 11 and embark on our journey, anchored in God's faithfulness. 


Blessings!

Steve



NOTES:

Scripture references and quotations are from the: New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.


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