Speaking the Truth in Love
Bible Faith (2)
Tonight we would like to continue our discussion of Bible Faith. Two weeks ago we studied in detail, the example of Namaan. Tonight we would like to look at three other examples of those who God viewed as faithful to Him.
A. Gideon (Judges 7:4-21, 8:10, Hebrews 11:32-40)
After making sure the commands were from God, Gideon put his faith in God, who helped him and only 300 men conquer over 120,000!
B. Noah (Genesis 6:5-22, 8:20-22, Hebrews 11:7)
Noah had so much faith that he built an ark exactly as God instructed him to (Genesis 6:22) and prepared for a flood resulting from rain (which he may have never seen before) (Genesis 2:5-6). His faith encouraged his sons to a personal relationship with God (Genesis 9:8-17). He was also a preacher of righteous (2 Peter 2:5) and the saving of his family by water points us to spiritual salvation in baptism (1 Peter 3:20-22)!
C. Abraham (Genesis 12:1-8, 22:1-14, James 2:21-24)
Abraham took all his family, left his own country for a strange land, and was willing to offer his only son of promise: all because of his tremendous faith in His Creator! His faith was in a heavenly country that he had not seen, which was built by God (Hebrews 11:8-10). He even was willing to offer his son, the son of promise, when God told him to do so (Hebrews 10:17-19).
How do we know Gideon, Noah, and Abraham had faith in God? We see their faith by their actions! They believed God even when they did not understand. Then they acted on their faith. Bible Faith is a faith of action (Romans 4:11-12, 19-25). Galatians 3:26-29 tells us what action to take! Have you put on Jesus tonight? If not, you are not one of the faithful of God, not a child of Abraham, and not a Christian! What is holding you back? The Lord wants you to obey Him so you will not perish (2 Peter 3:9). Why not act on your faith now, before it is too late? We hope to see you next time on Speaking The Truth In Love!