God’s people, in all ages, exercised faith (trust) in Him, resulting in sometimes great victories, while at other times, terrible physical losses. However, the one constant was their faith in God.
Even Moses, the great Law-giver of Israel, recognized that a life pleasing to God meant one must live “by faith!”
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph each demonstrated trust in the true and living God and what He promised for them individually and God’s people corporately.
The days in which we live are the good old days for us. This is the appointed time for each of us to learn and appreciate what it means to live by faith.
An attempted look at what Biblical faith is and why it has always mattered
To avoid apostasy, thoughtfully remember the beginning of your testimony determine to remain steadfast until the Lord returns
For NT believers, there is no turning back to the old ways, despite hardships or trials, thus making us examples of followers of Christ
Because of the work of Christ, in which we confidently trust, which gives us access to God Himself, we must draw near, hold fast, and consider one another, stimulating the brethren to love and good works.
Only by faith in the shed blood of Christ on the cross can any sinner ever be forgiven and reconciled to God
The Once for all sacrifice of Christ’s shed blood is the only hope of forgiveness for anyone, ever
Christ’s blood is the only means of forgiveness. Nothing else is possible to forgive sin
A reminder of the temporary work offered under the Old Covenant in the period of the tabernacle
The superiority of the order of Melchisedec’s priesthood over the Aaronic order
Salvation is sure and certain because of the immutable character of the God who saves
Use the truth you know to grow into the believer God wants you to be
We must become skillful in applying the Word to life to grow into mature believers