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Hebrews 11:4

Mar 1, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  7 Comments

Friday, 1 March 2019

By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. Hebrews 11:4

The author now begins his list of those mentioned in verse 2 as “elders,” meaning those of the past who demonstrated faith, and who then obtained “a good testimony.” The first example takes the reader all the way back to the very beginning of man’s time on earth.Read the rest

Hebrews 11:3

Feb 28, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  6 Comments

Thursday, 28 February 2019

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:3

The previous verse mentioned that it was by faith that the elders obtained their testimony. The author now begins to give examples of what it means to exercise faith, but he does not begin with that of the elders.Read the rest

Hebrews 11:2

Feb 27, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  6 Comments

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. Hebrews 11:2

The word “For” introduces a real-life explanation of what was stated in the preceding verse. “By it” is speaking of faith, the main subject of verse 1. In order to show the value of faith to the reader, the author then chooses a subject concerning faith which will continue to be used throughout the chapter, which is “the elders.”

The word in Greek is presbuteros.Read the rest

Hebrews 11:1

Feb 26, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Hebrews, Hebrews (written), Writings  //  6 Comments

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

The author will now explain what faith is. This is not a sudden change in direction. Instead, it is based on what he has said in the previous verses –

“’For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
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