LIVING BY FAITH
by Kevin Rutherford
The writer of Hebrews told Christians to live by faith (Hebrews ). He then went on to explain to us what is involved in living by faith.
Living by faith involves obeying God (Hebrews 11:7-31). Abel had faith and obeyed God when he offered sacrifice to God (Hebrews 11:4). Noah had faith and obeyed God when he built the ark (Hebrews 11:7). Those who refuse to do what God says cannot truthfully say they are living by faith.
Living by faith involves standing up for what is right with courage (Hebrews -38). The Holy Spirit tells us of prophets and others who accomplished wonderful things for God in the face of terrible adversity (Hebrews -35). Some of them paid a severe price for their courageous stand (Hebrews -38). Those who refuse to stand courageously for the truth cannot truthfully say they are living by faith.
Living by faith involves running the Christian race with endurance (Hebrews 12:1, 2). We are running a race that lasts a life time. We must not stop running before we reach the end of our lives. Those who do not run the Christian race with endurance cannot truthfully say they are living by faith.
Are you living by faith?