Hall of Famers

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Hebrews 11:32-34 “And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”

Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

Hebrews 11 is often known as the Hall of Fame of Faith. We see the refrain repeated frequently – “by faith” – followed by a great act that was accomplished by one of God’s choice servants by faith and through faith. Impossible results were unlocked with God and for God. Yet, importantly, the list does not stop at v31 with Rahab. Instead, God’s Word goes on to remind us that the power of faithful service was carried out in the lives of the faithful through acts that would be too lengthy to describe.

We are to be an extension of that list. We are to follow in their footsteps. We are to carry on the legacy of the Hall of Fame of Faith!

In heaven, when time will not limit the telling of the entirety of that list, our stories of faithful impact are to be told alongside of those of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sara, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and his parents, Joshua, Israel, and Rahab. 

But the impossible only happens by faith! May our faith make our legacies worthy of the Hall of Fame of Faith.

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