Topic: Unrivaled Faith
[DCLM Daily Manna 28 October 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Hebrews 11:17-22 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure” – (Hebrew 11:19).
The amazing story of Charles Blondin, a famous French tightrope walker, is a wonderful illustration of what true faith is. Blondin’s greatest fame came on September 14, 1860, when he became the first person to cross a tightrope stretched 11,000 feet (over a quarter of a mile) across the mighty Niagara Falls. People from both Canada and America came from miles away to see this great feat. He walked across, 160 feet above the falls, several times, each time with a different daring feat – once in a sack, on stilts, on a bicycle, in the dark and blindfolded.
Then at one point, he asked for the participation of a volunteer. Blondin suddenly stopped and addressed his audience: “Do you believe I can carry a person across in this wheelbarrow?” The crowd enthusiastically yelled, “Yes! You are the greatest tightrope walker in the world. We believe!” “Okay,” said Blondin, “Who wants to get into the wheelbarrow.” As far as the Blondin story goes, no one did at the time! This unique story illustrates a real life picture of what faith actually is. The crowd watched these daring feats. They said they believed. But… their actions proved they truly did not believe.
A major ingredient of faith is works, that is obedience (James 2:17). The passage today, examines the ingredient that authenticates the Christian faith. This is exactly what Abraham exhibited.
True faith like Abraham’s always obeys God without questioning or doubting. This is the only evidence to show that you believe and love Him. Obedience to His word as contained in the Scriptures will attract innumerable and everlasting blessing into your life. Let your actions of faith speak the loudest.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Obedience to God is another way of faith in God.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 19-21