Hebrews 11:13-19

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[c] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

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One response to “Hebrews 11:13-19

  1. Faith caused them to continue to walk from what they knew, toward the promise they believed He could deliver. They could have turned and walked back, but they kept the faith all the way to their death.

    Abram knew that his lineage would die with Isaac. Yet he was willing to kill him in obedience to show that he knew that God would raise him from the dead to keep the promise that had been made. We talk about faith, THAT is true and real faith that we can all learn by.

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