Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11:7

11:7 By faith Noah, when warned about things [the flood] not yet seen, in holy fear built [indicates Noah believed what the Lord told him] an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Hebrews 11:23-26

11:23 By faith Moses’
[Moses mentioned eleven times in Hebrews] parents hid [willing to take a risk in order to protect their son] him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary [Gr. “asteios” which means beautiful; cf. Acts 7:20] child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

11:24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter [and by so doing lost the power and prestige associated with Egypt’s royal court].

11:25 He chose [Moses made hard and right decisions] to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time [the pleasures of sin do not last as long as the consequences of sin].

Note: When have you faced a choice between comfort and courageous action? Which option did you choose?

11:26 He regarded [indicates Moses weighed things carefully] disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

Note: What did you give up to become a Christian? What have you gained by being a Christian?

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