I do not have time to tell about Gideon,
Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David . . .
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.