FAITH SERIES III
4. By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it, he being dead, still speaks. 5. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Hebrews 11:4&5 New King James Version
Abel, by faith, offered a more excellent sacrifice to God. What was wrong with Cain’s sacrifice, and why did Abel sacrifice accepted? We see from the scripture that when Adam and Eve sinned, God killed an animal to make covering for them (to cover their shame – sin). Adam must have explained all this to his sons which prompted Abel in offering a living animal. We see here that his sacrifice was accepted by God.
The place of knowledge cannot be overemphasized when the subject of faith is being discussed. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). Do we apply the knowledge of God we have and act on it by faith? God is looking for those that will appropriate the knowledge of him they have rightly and act in faith on the word (2Chron. 16:9). Are you a doer of the word or just a hearer that will not appropriate the word in their daily walk? The walk of faith demands you walk the talk (James: 21-25).
Also here we see Enoch! Both Enoch and Abel had a testimony that they pleased the lord. Is your faith pleasing the Lord? Are you walking worthy of your calling (Eph. 4:1)? Abel and Enoch walk in such a way that they had a testimony of pleasing the Lord.
We are actually without excuses in this age and time. Men of old had testimony of pleasing the Lord by their walk of faith? Our present day challenges aren’t enough excuses. Walking in faith takes a conscious effort.
Are you ready to walk worthy of your calling or you just want to reel out excuses why you are not growing in the knowledge of God you have? Step away from the pack and make up your mind you will walk with the Lord.
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