Hebrews 11:24-27, By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Most today, would have to admit these are troubling times for our country! One has to wonder if God trying to do something in and with His people. Is it possible God is purging us from trusting in men rather than trusting in God? Could it be that God is trying to help His people – you and me – to be men and women of faith, and not just any faith, but of strong faith?
The Book of Hebrews in general, and more specifically the 11th chapter of Hebrews, is all about faith. It’s about biblical faith that stands the test of time and overcomes the obstacles set before it!
In Hebrews chapter 11, which is often referred to as the “Faith Chapter,” we find some men and women who are …
… Educated, and some who are not educated
… Wealthy, and some who are not wealthy
… From godly homes, but some who did not come from a godly home
… Great leaders, and some who are not such great leaders
While the men and women found in Hebrews chapter 11 are different in so many ways, the one thing all of these men and women had in common was their faith in God in spite of trying circumstances.
During these tumultuous times in which we live this is exactly what the Great Physician has ordered. We need a good dose of biblical faith.
What is biblical faith?
In a nutshell, biblical Faith is a confident obedience to God’s word and God’s way in spite of my present circumstances, or future consequences. In other words, a willing ness to obey God regardless of the cost!
As the life of Moses demonstrates, biblical faith sees the invisible, chooses the imperishable, and does the impossible, regardless of the cost!
O Lord, we need it today more than ever before!