Hebrews 11:13 (ESV)
These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Hebrews 11 talks about the Heroes of Faith in God’s Word, people like Moses, Abraham, Jacob and Isaac. They are all remembered as people that had great faith, but they did not even see the fullness of what God had promised to them. They had faith even when they were laughed at, thrown in prison, attacked, treated badly and made fun of. Nothing made them give up on their faith.
They had the kind of faith that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had. King Nebuchadnezzar had told them that they had to worship a fake God instead of the real one and only God or they would be put to death in a blazing fire furnace.
Here’s what they said Daniel 3:16-18 “King Nebuchadnezzar, we don’t need to talk about this anymore. We might be thrown into the blazing furnace. But the God we serve is able to bring us out of it alive. He will save us from your powerful hand. “But we want you to know this. Even if we knew that our God wouldn’t save us, we still wouldn’t serve your gods. We wouldn’t worship the gold statue you set up.” They had the kind of faith that said even if God doesn’t save us we will still have faith in Him. We pray that God does give us miracles in our lives but EVEN IF HE DOESN’T we still have faith in Him.
Dear Lord, We have faith in You no matter what happens. Help us to have the kind of faith that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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