If you watch sports on television, the games are still the same but the responses by those on the court, rink or field have changed drastically. Reality TV shows haven’t helped, giving obnoxious parents a platform to treat their children like a lottery ticket almost ready to be cashed in. Beyond common sense, logic and morals, there should be something in our soul that makes a clear distinction between right and wrong behavior. Something so clear that the average person says, “yeah, I see it!”
And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, Hebrews 11:32.
The author of Hebrews spends an entire chapter highlighting people who demonstrated faith. While some were more outspoken than others, the majority let their actions speak for themselves. This is what leads the writer to suggest, “do I need to say anymore?” Verses 33-38 go on to detail what faith did for these individuals. The question today is do you believe these miracles still exist or like the movie is God dead?
Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection, Hebrews 11:35.
From the outside looking in, many modern Christians have stained and tarnished the image of faith. The world sees a bunch of hypocrites whereas the genuine people of faith get overlooked. For those who still believe have their chance to make a difference, to inspire a new generation to seek God. What can faith do for you? You’ll never find out until you take the leap, plunging into the unknown, waiting for spiritual fruits to blossom.
by Jay Mankus