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Hebrews 11:30-40 Part 4 (Hebrews 11:30-40)Tim Douglass, January 7, 2018
Part of the Letter to the Hebrews series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
“David and Samuel and the prophets.” As the writer moves to the climax of his list of heroes of the faith they seem to be coming faster and with less detail. The implication is that this list of the faithful could go on for a long time. For the original recipients of this letter I think that David might have been the most venerated of any on the list. He is also a particularly good example of someone who trusted in God through a variety of circumstances, good and bad. As we look at this last group of faithful people we should be especially aware of how their faith endured independently of their circumstances.
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30By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace. 32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. (KJV)