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Catalogues of the Faithful – C A C Living Water Devotional

CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE.

Friday, April 16, 2021.

CATALOGUES OF THE FAITHFULS.

Read Hebrews 11:4-13

MEMORISE: These all dies in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Hebrews 11:13).

EXPOSITION
The epistle to the Hebrews in its eleventh chapter provides us with credible list of men and women who had gone before us in the Faith. Faith remains the key to walking with God because no one actually pleases Him without it *(Heb. 11:6). We worship God in faith and believe He is, He was and He will continually be.

Abel was creaditi as one of the faithfuls because he was able, by faith, to offer an acceptable sacrifice to God (Gen. 4:4). Enoch walked with God by faith. He did not die usually as others, he was translated (Gen.5:24). Noah built an ark as God instructed. He believed God according to what He had said. As a result of his promptness, he and his home did not perish with their sinful generation *(Gen. 6:8ff). Abraham was not given the title, Father Faith by chance. He was the one through whom the whole earth has become blessed. Sarah, his wife also represents an example of a woman who took God by His promise.

The catalogue of the faithful patriarchs is an endless lists as said by the writer. There was no way to contain the long list of these faithfuls in the scripture (Heb. 11:32). However, what is incumbent on individuals who are beneficiaries of the faith of these faith is to follow suit in order to make the truimphant fathers perfect. You have to go back to the faith of our fathers. The undiluted faith in worship and service to God and humanity is what is required of you now as a believer. You must be born in faith, live and die in the faith to be qualified as one of the faithfuls, who once lived here, having victoriously laid your sword at Christ’s feet. Stay in faith, in Jesus’name.

PRAYER POINTS:

  1. Lord, make my faith undiluted.
  2. I receive the faith that helped Caleb and Joshua that made them excel and live while all others perished.
  3. I refuse to toe the line of Orphah who failed in the midst of challenges of life while Ruth by faith excelled.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Judges 8:1-9:29; Luke 11:50 – 12:17

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