Hebrews 11:7 (ESV)
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
The Bible is the story of God and His people. It is full of people that lived incredible lives of faith. They didn’t just talk about faith, they lived with faith and did incredible things as they trusted God. Living by faith is what set them apart and is the reason they are recorded in God’s Word. We can see their examples and be encouraged. One of my favorite heroes of faith is Noah. By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became close with God.
We can live a life of faith just like the heroes in God’s Word. Our faith grows when we hear other people’s stories of faith. Their faith was shown in how they lived. If Noah never had faith, he wouldn’t have built the Ark. What could God do through you if you live by faith? As we trust God, our faith will grow.
Dear Lord, Help us to grow in our faith. Step by step in obedience to You, having faith in the unseen. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.