Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday, November 20, 2020

Theme: COMMENTARY ON HEBREWS 11:32 - 40

Text: “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” – Hebrews 10:35, 36.

Comment: Bible understanding shows that those who shrink back from the battle between good and evil will not get life. It is those who persevere by virtue of their faith in God that will be helped by Him and saved in the end. (Matthew 24:12, 13) It is to encourage true worshippers that several examples are recorded of men and women who remained undaunted even under harder conditions than we face today. St. Paul says: “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11) He also wrote: “And what shall I more say? for the time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah; of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, waxed mighty in war, turned to flight armies of aliens. Women received their dead by a resurrection: and others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection…” (Hebrews 11:32-38) The recipe we should follow is to be “rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing stedfastly in prayer”. – Romans 12:12