Walk By Faith

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 3:7-4:13 (day three)
Moses was faithful in all his house as a servant and was worthy of honor.  Jesus was faithful to Him who appointed Him and is worthy of greater honor.  The writer of Hebrews, in verse 12, says, “Take care, Brethren, that there not be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.”  He is talking about being faithful.  We are to be faithful, and to encourage one another to be faithful.  Verse 13 says “so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”  It is faith that keeps us ‘in Christ’.  It is faith that holds us fast in our assurance of Christ.  There is no greater sadness than for a person to hear the gospel, but not unite it with faith.  They do not find the rest promised by God, but rather they fall through disobedience.  The key is faith.  Because of Christ, we can hold fast to our confession.  Walk by faith!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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  1. Amen. I was thinking about something very similar this week. How we think about being faithful (i.e. we “do what is right”) instead of being full of faith (as in “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”)

    Clearly we should be both faithful and full of faith (or faith-full). It is the later, however, that I often observe is missing/neglected. Does someone read “love your enemies” and actually believe (enough to act on it) that this is the path to Life? Does someone read, “bear with one another, and forgive each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you” and actually believe that this is the path to Life? or “leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering”
    or any of the other passages about loving one another and unity?

    These are just a few of many, many examples of what Faith can actually look like. Father, make us Faithful and Faith-full… to Your Glory alone! Amen.

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