July 15, 2021 Hicksville Mennonite



The definition of faith is found in Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.

So often we view faith as believing that God is going to do something for me and if I have enough faith it will happen. In the case of some of the faithful in Hebrews they never received what was promised and yet their faith earned them a good reputation. Hebrews 11:13a  All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it.

So our faith results in a good reputation. As we look at our faith and the results of it, let’s ask the question; will others see a good reputation in us.

So what does it mean to have a good reputation? In the Barclays Greek-English Dictionary it means to; bear witness, testify, be a witness; attest, affirm, confirm; speak well of, approve (pass. be well spoken of, receive approval).

Although we may never see the promise fulfilled, we continue to be a witness for Jesus and our lives well-spoken of. Keep walking by faith!

By: Pastor Steve Eicher