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Sunday, May 30, 2010

By faith...they served


By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.

By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.

By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.

By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.

And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:

who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Hebrews 11:24-34 (NKJV)

Join JW in praying for:

  • The men and women in the military who serve and have served our country.
  • Missionaries in difficult places.
  • Tara Baird who begins her military service soon. Her blogger dad is proud of his baby girl, but understandably anxious.
  • Families who have lost their loved ones and are remembering... this weekend.

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7 comments:

  1. Faith...a very large word, may we have it always.

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  2. Definitely join you in the prayers. Inspiring Sunday post and a good reminder for this holiday weekend. Have a safe and happy holiday.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  3. Thank you, Teres, and those who service and sacrifice.

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  4. Teresa, I join you in prayer, praise, and honor. God bless!

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  5. My prayer is with them, all of them. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. My hope is that someday we won’t have to send our men and women off to wars – that people of the world will find a peaceful way to live with all our differences. In the meantime, I do hope that all our troops return home safely and soon.

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