1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.
You may have US dollar bills and credit cards, knowing that the bank will cash the money and you can buy a lot of things with the money. I have some Japanese military money notes from World War II, but they are now worthless! Human commitment assurance will become useless! Who do we believe? Has God given us the affirmative approval of our lives? How can we be sure of things not seen? It turns out that our faith in God is the most important factor in whether we have God’s approval in our lives! Do you have faith in God?
Abel is the first man on the list of heroes of faith in Hebrews, and even though he died, he still speaks because of this faith! We know life on earth finally has an end, but Abel still speaks to us today because of his faith! The book of Hebrews only records that Abel’s faith was justified by offering sacrifices to God. Apparently, God accepted his sacrifice by faith. Today, because we understand God and trust God, the gifts we dedicate to him will really please God!
A life of faith must be centered on God. Seeing God’s presence, responding to Him, understanding His love and His heart. A simple smile to Him, a behold of Him in faith, and coming back to Him is like the silent prayer of Nehemiah. Love him! Trust him!
God, please help me understand your will so that I know what to offer you in my life and how to live for you every day.