Bible Study & Devotional
Guiding Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:11 “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.”
Faith can stretch our mental muscles.
Have you ever struggled with the idea of faith? Let’s be completely honest; we can sound crazy when we’re talking to unbelievers about the miracles that happened for us to be saved. Sometimes even I can get lost in the intellectual aspects of all that faith requires. Exactly how did the resurrection happen? How is that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross became the atonement for me?
God has a plan for everything.
Thankfully, we’re not alone with this intellectual struggle! In the book of Hebrews, the Hebrew Christians also had to overcome some challenges that kept them from living in the fullness of Christ. That wasn’t a surprise to God, and He had prepared for this conversation well in advance.
Way back in Genesis 14:17-24, Melchizedek enters the scene. He only gets a couple of verses in the Genesis scriptures. Still, his role on this earth not only had a significant impact on the time he was living (he blessed Abram, which caused the first tithe to happen!), but he also had a huge impact on the future of Christianity. Because his life helped explain how Jesus could be our Great High Priest, even though he didn’t fit the Jewish Law requirements.
You may never know the impact your walk with Christ will have on the coming generations. Live boldly for Christ, knowing He has a purpose for you.
Father God, thank You for the examples of faith You have given us in Your Word. Thank you for knowing all of my needs and meeting them, even when I’m not aware. I pray that I will walk by faith, even when it’s not easy. And I pray that You will use me to further Your kingdom here on earth. In the name of Jesus, I pray this, Amen.
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This devotional was submitted by Magan Martin, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Genesis 26:17-27:46, Matthew 9:1-17, Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10