Flawed but Faithful

I do not have time to tell about Gideon,
Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David . . .
            —Hebrews 11:32

Hebrews 11:4–31 chronicles the names and stories of people of faith.

Then the author says he doesn’t have time to tell about others—but chisels the names of a few of them on his memorial wall of the faithful.

Run your finger down the list. Recall their stories. They weren’t flawless by a long shot . . .

When God dubbed Gideon a “mighty warrior” and told him he was drafting him to save Israel, this mighty warrior requested double fleece-and-dew signs—not to prove his faith, but to test God’s faithfulness.

Then there’s David’s fiasco with Bathsheba—a head-scratching character collapse.

And so it goes with this archive. Yet, despite their stumbles, God honored their faith.

Don’t doubt for a minute that God honors your faith . . . notwithstanding your failings.

God knows your faults
—and your faith.

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