May our life be framed in by the WORD OF GOD! (Hebrews 11:3)
Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
May our life be changing as the sunrise changes upon those mountains out my back door. I was sitting just soaking up His word this morning and would read a verse or two and the mountains and sun had changed when I looked up. I read a few more verses and looked up, again, to see it change. May this be our life as we are soaking up His word and may HIS word surround us and change us continually from Glory to Glory. May we not be what we were yesterday and not we are going to be tomorrow. AMEN!
As I was reading Hebrews 11 again I looked not at only those who had faith but what it was their faith was doing for them. I began to write a list of those attributes. Powerful things and none would have been possible had they not been framed in by His word, His promises, His truth!
They were diligent to seek Him, they were called out, they sojourned.
They stood looking for foundations whose builder and maker is GOD.
They received STRENGTH, were persuaded, embraced His promises as Truth and stood firmly on them.
They chose not to look back at where they had come from but to look forward to where they were going believing God is able. They were not afraid, refused to be called anyone’s son but HIS!
They chose suffering rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin. They didn’t fear the wrath of a king as they knew THE KING.
They knew they were kept and would pass through and that walls would come down. They perished not when trusting in HIM who would rescue them.
They subdued kingdoms, obtained promises, and stopped the mouths of lions. They quenched fires, escaped swords, and were made strong in weakness.
Some were stoned, sawn, tempted, slain, wanderers of deserts, mountains, caves being destitute, afflicted, and tormented knowing they had not yet received the promise that was yet to come. Knowing they would be made perfect they went forward.
How, how, did they do all these things and stand so firmly in the face of opposition and the unknown? By being framed in by HIS word. Submerged in HIS Holiness and His truth. For without Christ we can do NOTHING…but with Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
So, again I say, may we too be framed in by the Word of God …the Savoir of our souls!