- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Hebrew 11
Hall of Faith.
Description of faith (1) —- “Faith of being sure of what we hope for and certain of what do not see,” not a definition of faith but a description of faith as reality living it out and how it functions in life. Elders are namely those whom the rest of the chapter presents as faithful examples to be imitated.
Biblical people who lived out their faith (3-38) —- Chapter 11 of the book of Hebrews has been known as the record of the hall of faith. The writer illustrated the life of each person how they lived out their faith, they hold fast in faith. They did not return to old ways. They persevered in their faith for the hope that God promised.
All Christians joined with them (39-40) —“These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised,” means that what none of these heroes of faith received was the reconciliation with God that has now been provided through Christ. Now that Christ’s saving death is complete, both those who lived and had faith in the past and those who live and have faith now can finally be perfected. Their faith and our faith come together to make one completed whole. Our faith is connected to their faith.
After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.
- Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
- Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
- Live it out through the day.