A Mighty God and The Broken Faithful.
Welcome to the first day of our new series based on the Heroes of the Faith. We are looking forward to digging into the chapter in Hebrews where we see faith in action through the faithful few. Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Jayna Coppedge will be starting us off this series and you will be hearing from all the writers with Ask God Today throughout the month of March. We are glad you have chosen to join us. Have a wonderful day!
Abel, The Man Who Worshipped God
by Jayna Coppedge
Hebrews 11:4: By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. (NIV)
Abel, the first person called righteous, demonstrates true worship. His offering, given with exuberance tempered with reverence, is more remarkable because he had no scriptures or examples to follow.
Abel’s faith, highlighted in Hebrews, reveals what he believed about God’s character. He knew God as generous provider, and his trust in God shows what Paul is referring to in Romans 1:20: “ For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”(NIV) Not only did Abel see God’s love, power, and divine nature without the scriptures, he also (more…)