Brick #83 – Hebrews 11


“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

Question: What does faith look like in real life? What do those who live by faith do practically?

This is what the author of Hebrews addresses in chapter 11. As his readers are trying to get a handle on this new way of living, faith based verses rules based, he takes them back to their heroes and shows them practically how they went about living by faith. I have come up with 20 different ways – each of which are worth pondering how they might play out in your life.

Here is the question I find myself asking: Is there anything about the way that I live out my walk with Jesus that actually takes faith? Perhaps you might ask yourself the same question as you ponder these.

  • People of faith offer God acceptable sacrifices v. 4
  • People of faith seek to please God v. 5
  • People of faith live in reverent fear v. 7
  • People of faith obey even when… v. 8
  • People of faith cling to the promises of God v. 9
  • People of faith consider God to be faithful v. 11
  • People of faith live like strangers to this world v. 13
  • People of faith yearn for Heaven v. 16
  • People of faith give God that which they love most v. 17
  • People of faith bless others vs. 20-21
  • People of faith acknowledge God’s sovereignty v. 22
  • People of faith identify with the people of God v. 25
  • People of faith do not indulge in the fleeting pleasures of sin v. 25
  • People of faith look forward to their reward v. 26
  • People of faith stand against ungodly authorities v. 27
  • People of faith endure v. 27
  • People of faith live counter-culturally. They risk looking foolish v. 28
  • People of faith expect great things from God vs. 29-30
  • People of faith fight valiantly against the enemy vs. 33-34
  • People of faith suffer for righteousness’ sake v. 36

May this brick help you to live by faith each and everyday as you see to please God.

Bonus: A number of years ago I wrote a song about Hebrews 11:6. If you want to hear a bad singer and guitar player then you can check it out HERE. Just words HERE.











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