Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 2 Verses taken from the American King James Version, unless stated otherwise.“It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable God had asked Why did God like Abel ’s offering to God than Cain did. Abel offering gave ’s both Abel and offering more than Cain’s? evidence that he was a righteous man, and God Cain to offer Is it because God wanted showed his approval of his gifts” (Hebrews 11:4 NLT). something up a lamb and not fruits and to Him. vegetables? However, The Bible Why do God was probably I give to doesn’t fully I have to do looking at Cain and Abel’s this? It’s such You, for You have explain why. attitude toward Him more given me much. a chore. than their actions.
The next story In Noah’s day the , So things Genesis 5:24, in Hebrews 11 is world had become so had probably Enoch lived “in close about Enoch. wicked that God decided already begun fellowship with God” to cleanse the world to get bad in (NLT). with a flood. Enoch was Enoch’s day 1 . Noah’s great- grandfather! When you see everyone doing whatever they like and not paying attention to what God likes, it takes strong faith in an unseen God to do what God wants you to do. 1 Jude 1:14-15 No, thanks. We’re I’m happy talking off to make “By faith Enoch was translated Enoch’s godly life lived in Come, with my friend. trouble! that he should not see death; faith pleased God so muchjoin us! and was not found, because that God translated Enoch. God had translated him: for This means Enoch was taken before his translation he had from earth to be with God this testimony that he pleased , without Enoch dying. God God” (Hebrews 11:5). simply removed Enoch from earth. Read this story in Genesis 5:21-24.
“But without faith it is Look I think The impossible to please him: at this cute he wants us to puppy wouldn’tfor he that comes to God puppy! feed him. come near us if hemust believe that he is, and didn’t think we’d give that he is a rewarder of him what he needs. them that diligently seek I’ll him” (Hebrews 11:6). call you Rufus. But faith is the The puppy has faith Yes! It’s like the verse prerequisite-it’s what in us-and that said. We come to God we need to have in order makes us happy . because we believe He to approach God in the It will take care of us and first place. give us what we need. Rufus pleases had faith! us?
“It was by faith that Noah built Noah had to have faith a large boat to save his family in God when God saidfrom the flood. He obeyed God, that the whole world who warned him about things would be covered inthat had never happened before” water. (Hebrews 11:7a NLT). What an oddly He’s shaped had too house. much sun. I’ve never “By seen such a I’m not his faith Noahdarkened sky! condemned the rest of surprised. the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NLT). God’s words are true! Read the full story of Noah and the Ark in Genesis chapters 6-9.
“By faith Abraham, when he was Do we God saidcalled to go out into a place which have to leave to go. So even this place we know though we don’t know he should after receive for an so well? what to expect, we know inheritance, obeyed; and he went God is leading us and out, not knowing where he went” He’ll take care of (Hebrews 11:8). us.“For he looked for “These all died in faith, not having received the a city which has God has promises, but having seen them afar off and , promised afoundations, whose were persuaded of them, and embraced them, better place. Thisbuilder and maker is and confessed that they were strangers and isn’t our final God” (Hebrews 11:10). pilgrims on the earth” destination. (Hebrews 11:13).