Daily Bible Reading: Hebrews 11:20 –40
Verse of the Day: Hebrews 11:36 – 38 – “and others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, they were slain with the sword: they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.”
In the first half of this chapter God lists those whose stories encourage and excite us. They were blessed physically as well as spiritually. In our passage today we see a shift in what those who had faith received. In this life, not always will we be rewarded, however, as this chapter ends it says – “And these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise, God having provided some better thing concerning us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.”
Prayer: Father, may I be strong to receive Your reward, perfection in a much better world.