How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight. Women received their loved ones back again from death.Hebrews 11:32-35a
So Many Stories
There were so many stories of faith throughout the Bible. These verses just show how many more stories could be told. Look at what these peoples did: overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice (as opposed to so many who didn’t), received God’s promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched flames of fire, escaped death. Those are things that can only be done by those who have faith in the Lord!
God used their weakness and turned it into strength. Only He can do that! He went before the people and their small armies and destroyed large enemies! It is amazing what God can do when His people follow Him!
A Prayer to Remember
May my faith always be big even though I am small. You are a big God who can do many amazing things. Amen.