Yesterday at Saar Fellowship we had an all-age family service talking about faith.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
the conviction of things not seen.
We talked about what faith is not, and then said that faith is confidence or trust in a person or thing.
Everyone put trust into action when they sat on the chairs provided; their physical senses told them that the chair was worth trusting, and our faith is what allows us to trust things of a Spiritual nature.
So far in Hebrews then, we have been encouraged to put our faith into the Word of God, and the work that Jesus did and does for us.
As Hebrews 11 progresses, we will see a great list of people who put their faith into action. The point for the Hebrews, and for us, is that because these regular people were able to put their faith into action, so can you.
Faith is so important, without it we cannot ever please God (11.6), and it is so important that everything rests on it.
Dr. John Lennox said this,
Faith is not a leap into the dark, but a step into the light.
Where do we step then, by faith?
Into the light, into the light of the world.
Where do we put our faith, our hope, our trust?
In God and in His Word, which all points to One person…
We have faith in the faithfulness of Jesus.
We have faith in how good Jesus is.
We have faith in how much faith Jesus has, how faithful He is, how full of faith He is, don’t we?