Faith & Action
Posted: Monday, November 13
Verse of the day:
“It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down.” (Hebrews 11:30)
I love reading through chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews. It is often referred to as the “Hall of Faith.” Reading through it is like walking through a museum and stopping to reflect on all the great things that God has done through these individuals.
Each short narrative begins by saying, “It was by faith…” Faith was necessary to their success. Hebrews 11: 1-2 tells us “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” Faith requires stepping out. Its belief that God will come through even if in the natural we don’t see how. Can you imagine being the people of Israel marching around your enemies’ fortified walls every day for a week? This wasn’t something that they had seen done before. God had told them that the walls would fall if they walked around each day but it still required stepping out in faith to do it.