Hebrews 12:1-3

Hebrews 12:1. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2. fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” ❤

Hebrews 11:15-16, 24-26

Hebrews 11:15. “If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. 24. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

I read Hebrews 11 again, the faith chapter, and I was again amazed newly at the content of our forefathers. Our heritage from them is faith and our Heavenly Father God was theirs as well. Worth pondering when doubts or worry try to creep in and a steal your faith inheritance. Worth pondering anyway. ☺❤

Hebrews 10:30-39

Hebrews 10:30. “For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32. Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” 38. And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”

Hebrews 11:1-3

 “Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.  Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past. It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.” – Hebrews 11:1-3