• The Blessings of Isaac and Jacob

    Hebrews 11:20–21

    Isaac and Jacob had wealth but not the power to multiply their future descendants or put them in control of a vast territory. They had only the promise of God. John Calvin’s comment on Isaac applies equally well to Jacob: ...Read More

  • The Faith of Abraham and Sarah

    Hebrews 11:8–12

    Abraham and Sarah were sinners like us, so their faith was imperfect. But the power of faith is not in how perfect it is. Instead, the power of faith is found in the object of faith. If we truly trust ...Read More

  • The Faith of Noah

    Hebrews 11:7

    Noah’s faith condemned the world because it revealed the world as not trusting in the God who is. Our faith likewise reveals that many around us do not trust in the Lord, and that is why many people hate us ...Read More

  • What Is Faith?

    Hebrews 11:1–2

    We can do all the good in the world, but if we do not trust in the Lord, it is ultimately not regarded by Him as good. But if we trust wholly in the Lord, believing that He will accomplish ...Read More

  • Encouragement in Love and Good Works

    Hebrews 10:24–25

    We dare not think that we can go it alone in the Christian life. If we are not receiving encouragement from others and in turn encouraging them ourselves, we will find ourselves wandering away from the Lord. Let us not ...Read More

  • The Faithfulness of God

    Hebrews 10:23

    We should hold fast and without wavering only to that which cannot fail. God alone qualifies, for only He cannot fail to keep all His promises. He has bound Himself to keeping His word to us through Christ Jesus our ...Read More

  • The Anchor of Our Souls

    1 Corinthians 15:53-55

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  • The Vanishing Old Covenant

    Hebrews 8:13

    Because the new covenant has not been consummated, it is possible to belong to the new covenant outwardly by profession of faith and baptism and yet not have the substance of the covenant, which belongs only to those who trust ...Read More

  • The Basis of Christ’s Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:15–19

    The indestructible life of Christ gives us great hope. Because He shares it with all who rest in Him alone for salvation, we know that eternal life is surely ours and can never be lost. The basis for our living ...Read More

  • The Bliss for the Righteous

    2 Thessalonians 1:11–12

    What God has in store for all His servants is far better than we can describe or conceive of in our present state. Even the best that this world can offer cannot be compared to what the Lord has for ...Read More