By Faith – Keep Living

Happy Friday! Praising God that we made it through another week. I know this may have been a difficult week for some of my readers, however the Lord will bring us through. Please know we are praying for you. Enjoy today’s message and the final five verses of Hebrews 11.

Women received their loved ones back again from death. But others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection. Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the groundAll these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us.” Hebrews 11:35-40 NLT.

In these final verses we read the cost to follow God. However, we have also read about the hope, promises, and redemption for those who followed God by faith. Keep living by faith!

Father God, we thank you for the reminders in Hebrews chapter 11. We thank you for the strength, peace, and truth your word provides. Lord, we ask that you guide us in our personal walk/relationship with you. Help us to recall the faithfulness of our sisters and brothers who went before us. Help us to also recall how faithful you have been to us. Lord, continue to teach us your ways. Keep us today and throughout the Labor Day weekend. In Jesus name, Amen!

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