Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | August 3, 2021 | For by it the elders obtained a good report

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. - Hebrews 11:1-2

For by it the elders obtained a good report. – Hebrews 11:2

Dearly beloved brethren, saints of old obtain good reports through faith in God. See it .

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. – Hebrews 11:1-2

See how this very important verse was amplified for proper understanding.

Hebrews 11:2
[2]Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

Hebrews 11:2
[2]For by [faith–trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.

Before we begin to explore the good reports of these patriarchs.

It is very remarkable that among the whole list of names, there was nothing mentioned concerning poor Adam and his wife.

They were both delisted from the row of honour of these heroes of faith

This was because Adam’s rebellion against his Maker was too great and too glaring to permit his name to be mentioned with honor or respect.

See what the scripture says and avoid their undoing.

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. – Hebrews 11:1-2

In place of honour they were both dishonoured reproached and hindered from been enlisted among the heroes of faith.

Proverbs 6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

But then glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ through whom our redemption and recovery of lost blessings at Eden, were perfected.

Romans 5:17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

What the Lord did to Adam and Eve not allowing their names among the heroes of faith shall be done to erring, unrepentant backsliders now and at eternity.

Exodus 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

This shall not be your portion, so determinedly avoid the disobedient lifestyle of Adam and Eve.

Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. – Hebrews 11:1-2

Beloved brethren you are set for great things and good reports in Jesus name.

Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report

Who are these elders that obtained good report,?

These elders were the ancestors, forefathers, the patriarchs and prophets, the ancient believers, who lived in the first ages of the world. .

This was the account of honour on all who lived by faith in the time past.

By this report you discover that;

1. True faith was an old grace,

It is not a new invention, a modern fancy it is a grace that has been planted in the soul of men ever since the covenant of grace was published in the world .

It has been in practiced from the beginning by obedient men who counted God faithful and trusted in Him alone for great accomplishments.

2. Their faith was their honour. it reflected honour upon them. They were an honour to their faith, and their faith was an honour to them.

It put them upon doing the things that were of good report, and God has taken care that a record shall be kept and report made of the excellent things they did in the strength of this grace.

The genuine actings of faith will be reported, deserved to be reported, and when it is reported, it shall help Bible believing believers like you reading the reports to be blessed and praise the Lord.

Beloved brethren, see some of these heroes of faith.

1. Sarah’s incredible faith in God

Hebrews 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

2. Abraham’s strong faith

11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

3. Joseph unusual faith

11:22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.

The bone was. carried

Exodus 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

The bone was buried in the promised land according to the faith of Joseph.

Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.

4. Moses enviable glorious exploits.

Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 11:29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

Beloved brethren, as you also take the substance of faith and begin to act in faith, you shall attain great things’ on this side of heaven, that shall help you fulfill your destiny and bring glory to God and also help you to access blissful eternity with Christ in Jesus name.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. – Hebrews 11:1-2

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