Abel Faith, Part 3 (Hebrews 11:4)

Now more than ever it is crystal clear we live by faith or by sight (see 2 Corinthians 5:7). If we trust in only what we see, we will make our choices out of fear, rather than trust in our Creator. Whereas, Adam and Eve’s son Abel lived by faith in offering his best and […]

Abel Faith, Part 2 (Hebrews 11:4)

Are you experiencing anxiety from your sin? Fear is the problem. Faith is the solution. God accepts faith in Him as righteousness and rejects fear as unrighteousness: “By faith he [Abel] was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings” (Hebrews 11:4b). God confronted Cain’s negative countenance from his substandard sacrifice […]

Abel Faith, Part 1 (Hebrews 11:4)

In these trying times, do you find yourself trusting in the gifts or the Giver? The former operates from fear, the latter through faith. The writers of the Scriptures commended Adam and Eve’s son, Abel, for his faith in his Heavenly Father. We can still learn from his example. Faith offers the best; fear offers […]

Never Give Up on Each Other (Galatians 6:9-10; Hebrews 10:25)

Are you tempted to give up on someone? Has the advancement of the kingdom of God in that person skidded to what appears to be a screeching halt? Paul explained the what and why of not giving up on each other: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we […]