Tag Archives: Faith

Be still!

Psalm 46:10 The people of God are constantly threatened by powerful forces: the world and the devil. These could easily engulf us – except that our God is greater! “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be … Continue reading

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Blessed are the meek

Psalm 37 Any careful observer of human society will quickly notice that injustice and inequality are facts of life. The callous and unscrupulous people appear to have things all their own way, while truth and goodness are suppressed – and … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Coda

Hebrews 11:35-40 Many of the stories we read in the Bible tell of God’s miraculous interventions on behalf of His people. The sons of the widow of Zarephath (I Kings 17:17-24) and the Shunammite woman (II Kings 4:8-37), for example, … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Judges, kings and prophets

Hebrews 11:32-34 This list of the ‘heroes of faith’ could be almost never-ending – especially since it includes not only those who are celebrated in Scripture, but also many more whose names are not recorded. They won great victories (military, … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Rahab

Hebrews 11:31 Rahab is perhaps the most surprising character to be found in this list of heroes of faith. She and her family escaped the fate of the other citizens of Jericho – not because of her ethnic origin (she … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: the Israelites

Hebrews 11:28-30 Moses was not the only person in his generation to have faith. So too did all the other Israelites; for they believed God’s word through Moses and acted upon it. In order to be saved, they first had … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame: Moses

Hebrews 11:24-28 The choice facing Moses when he grew up was essentially the same choice that faces all of us: whether to remain part of the godless world, or join the people of God. It would have been so easy … Continue reading

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