March 4th, 2017
The drum beat of Hebrews 11 is “by faith.” By faith the ancient heroes and heroines glorified God. “By faith,” Abel; “By faith,” Enoch; “By faith,” Noah; “By faith,” Abraham and Sarah; “By faith,” Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. By the time we get to Moses (vv. 23-29), we are still only halfway down the list.
How did Moses free an enslaved people and forge them into a great nation? It was “by faith.” Moses’ faith was passed down from generation to generation. Moses’ parents “saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict” to destroy the Israelite baby boys (v. 23). By this faith, Moses turned his back on Egyptian power and wealth (v. 25). Moses’ treasure and reward were in the Christ who was yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, it was by faith “he persevered because he saw him who is invisible” (v. 27). For Moses it was “by faith” all the way.
How do we behold the invisible? “By faith.”
Author: Duane Brush