By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.
Another favorite part of this passage for me personally is found in verse 8 where it says that Abraham "went out, not knowing where he was going." How many times have I felt God leading me somewhere, but I have no idea where we are going? Maybe you feel this same way today. My prayer with you today my friend is Lord, let me trust you when I have no idea where we are going.
So, two thoughts from Hebrews 11 today:
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Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes comfortingly clear, He is in control." --goodreads
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