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01/29/2009

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The Hall Of Fame


"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is the rewarder of those that diligently seek Him" (Heb.11:6).

On January 29, 1936 Major League Baseball decided that it needed a "Hall of Fame." Some selected sportswriters chose 5 players that they considered the greatest of the first third of the century. Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Matthewson, Walter Johnson, and Honus Wagner were chosen. By the time the place (Cooperstown, NY) was chosen and the building built, it was 1939, and 21 more players were selected.

In the book of Hebrews, chapter 11, we find the the "Faith Hall of Fame." After explaining what faith is, (vs 1) and its importance and necessity, (vs 6) the members are enumerated. Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Rahab are the "first members." It took a great amount of faith to do what they did. It takes two things to be people of faith according to today's verse. 1. Believe that He is. 2. Diligently seek Him. The caveat is in the last part of the verse..."He is the "rewarder."

We are able to have assurances of God's existence through His Word. As a science teacher, I saw the handprints of God in the world around me. Our belief in God's Word helps to fulfill our belief in Him. It is a book WAY beyond human production. For me, the Bible strongly proves God's existence through scientific foreknowledge and fulfilled prophesies.

We can all be members of God's Faith Hall of Fame. "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1).

"There is, beyond the azure blue, a God concealed from human sight.
He tinted skies with heavenly hue, and framed the world with His great might.
There is a God...He is alive...In Him we live..and we survive,"
From dust our God, created man, He is our God, the GREAT I AM."


Have a wonderful day....Let your light shine for Him....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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