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Faith is Meaning - Hebrews 11:1-6


This week the narrative lectionary reading was from Hebrews 11:1-6.  This is a famous bit of scripture on the centrality of faith.  The author claims that faith is what makes life worth living, it is the core of the meaning of life.  It was by faith that the very world was called into existence.  Faith that made one sacrifice pleasing to God, and the lack of it that caused another sacrifice to go unnoticed.  Faith leads to a life of walking with God and it pleases God.  This section closes with this statement:


It's impossible to please God apart from faith.  And why?  Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him." (excerpt from Hebrews 11:5-6 MSG).

Not only does this scripture attempt to answer the great question of the meaning of life, but also describes the act of faith present in the simple act of a prayer.  Remember that to each of you is given a measure of faith (Romans 12:3), use that measure, pray, please God, find meaning!

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