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Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus - January 29

  • 2013 Jan 29
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Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus

From Go For the Green, by Jeff Hopper

Blind Faith

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

Hebrews 11 : 1-2

Blind greens. You likely hate them, especially if you have never played a course before. You have to select your distance and trust that if you hit your shot well, it will land on the green. This is faith, the strength of “the ancients,” as the author of Hebrews called them (Hebrews 11:2 NIV). With no visible promise, and sometimes no spoken one, these people acted in faith that God had their well-being in mind. They acted with certainty that their obedient actions would be rewarded. They believed that God knew better than they.

We have two choices when we read of faith such as this. We may dismiss it, telling ourselves that these people were exceptional, and their faith was never really meant to be an example. Or we can “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and . . . run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1 NIV).

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