December 24; Faith in Action

Hebrews 10:19-12:29

Do you know what I noticed about the people listed in Chapter 11, the “Hall of Faith?” Each one put their faith in God, but none of them sat on that faith. It wasn’t enough to simply believe. They all did something as a result of their faith.

They warned, went, obeyed, blessed, spoke, refused, left, passed through the Red Sea…. All of these people were commended for their faith yet none of them actually saw the One in whom they’d placed their faith. None of them knew the Messiah Jesus whose birthday we celebrate tomorrow. But that didn’t stop them from having faith in Him anyway.

Everybody has faith of some kind. I have loved ones who have faith their belief there is no God won’t usher them into hell. Some people have faith in false gods, in religion, in goodness and kindness, in the stars, or in themselves. We all have faith that what we believe is true.

The writer of Hebrews says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” (12:2)

So who has authored your faith? I pray you will place your faith in the author of creation, in life itself, in love, and in eternity. I pray you’ll place your faith in the One who went to the cross for the joy of forgiving your sins.

Then, with the saints listed in Chapter 11, let’s do something with that faith. Let’s warn, and go, and obey, and bless… because the truth of the matter is, people need to know there is only One who is worthy of our faith.

4 thoughts on “December 24; Faith in Action

  1. vonhonnauldt

    Hebrews 11 teaches us that “faith” isn’t just some intellectual response to the Gospel; faith is an obedient response to the Gospel. A blessed Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

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    1. cazehner Post author

      Amen. James tells us faith without works is dead faith. May we all have that obedient response to the Gospel, and live the faith we possess through our dear Savior whose birthday we celebrate today. Merry Christmas to you as well. And may God use and bless you in the New Year as you are that obedient servant.

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      1. cazehner Post author

        These last couple of months have been crazy busy for me and I am so far behind keeping up with my favorite blogs. I apologize for being absent, but am hoping things will settle down some in the new year. I’ve missed reading your insight into God’s Word and look forward to getting back in the swing of things soon. As always, I appreciate you, my friend.

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