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Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy (Hebrews 11:32-40)

Introductory Thoughts

The world incorporates their own means of measuring the worth and value of those alive and those who have lived in the past. They might suggest that men are great because of education, or wealth, or appearance, or lineage. The Lord has His own way of evaluating men. According to God, men can be weak, tortured, mocked, imprisoned, and destitute while being so valuable that the world was not even worthy for those men to have lived. Could it be that the Lord allowed men to die for their faith because the very men who put them to death were not worthy to walk next to them upon the earth? Apparently, the Lord honours those who strongly sealed what they believed with the loss of their own lives.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): During Daniels Seventieth Week (the tribulation period), God will pour out His wrath upon the earth. One such judgment will be to turn rivers and fountains of waters into blood. God knows the world was not worthy of those who were persecuted for Him. Yet, the world was worthy of something. Read Revelation 16:4-7 to find out what.
  • (For everyone):¬†Read the stories of some who died for their faith. How is it accurate to say the world is not worthy of such people?
  • What can you learn from those who paid the ultimate price for their faith? How could you use more of the faith that they demonstrated in their deaths?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask God to help you see things from His perspective.
  • Thank the Lord for a faith worth dying for.

Song

TIS BY FAITH OF JOYS TO COME