June 13  Heroes of Faith

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Hebrews 11:33

The Bible is filled with examples of faithful men and women of God who believed Him to the end and experienced His power to bless, heal, and save.

A servant (Abraham’s chief servant) and a king (Solomon) both asked for wisdom, and God gave it in each case. Hannah asked God for blessing and deliverance from her distress, and God granted her request. Moses and Daniel interceded for the nation of Israel, and God heard and answered in mercy.

Nehemiah prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem and was protected as he rebuilt the walls. After lifetimes of devotion to God, Anna and Simeon received signs confirming God’s promise of a Redeemer. Paul and Cornelius received understanding about the way of salvation after they prayed.

Jesus at His baptism (see) and the disciples at Pentecost received the Holy Spirit after prayer. Peter and John received prophetic insight and revelation while they prayed. Paul and Silas were delivered from prison after praying and singing to God.

Through these examples, God tells us that He will intervene on our behalf, too. We are His beloved children, redeemed by

His Son and undergoing preparation to rule and reign with Him in eternity. “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”.

Prayer: Father, thank You for being a God who intervenes on my behalf as I put my faith in Your Word. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: The Word says much about how God answers the prayers of believers.

Reading: 2 Kings 17–18; John 3:19–36;  Genesis 24:1–27; 1 Kings 3:4–14; 1 Samuel 1:1–20;  Romans 8:32; Nehemiah 1:1–11; Acts 16:16–34; Acts 10:9–15; 11:1–18; Exodus 32:1–14; Daniel 9; Acts 9:1–20; Acts 10; Luke 2:25– 38; Luke 3:21–22; Acts 1:14; 2:1–4; Revelation 1:9–10

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