What is Faith (Hebrews 11)
Every one of God's children lives by faith. Some are allowed to experience triumphs and joys in this world. Others are called to endure affliction and apparent failure. But all are commended for their faith. And all will share in the everlasting inheritance.
God's people have always lived by faith, looking forward in hope, trusting an invisible God. We must learn to recognise faith in the lives of Old Testament saints. The judges, David, Samuel, the prophets were all men of faith.
All God's elect are saved through faith. But faith may show itself in many very different ways. The faith shown by the Israelites at Jericho was very different from the faith shown by Rahab within the city. But both were God-given.
Moses had to persuade an entire nation that they were in danger, that there was only one way of escape; that they had to leave Egypt without delay and brave the wilderness. By faith he rose to the challenge and succeeded.
It's hard to come through one crisis only to face another. Moses had to go back and face Pharaoh again and again. How did he find the courage? By faith.