Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Faith in the Old Testament

From a conversation with Tom Traughber about a Bible study he did on "faith".

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews speaks of some of the ancient men and women of faith, people we know as "Old Testament" characters: Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, David, the prophets, and others. When Brother Tom looked up the word "faith" in the Old Testament, he was surprised to learn that the word "faith" is only in there twice; once in Deuteronomy and once in Habakkuk.

This tells us that to live by faith in God is more important than to talk about it. And if many of the biblical characters who lived by faith did not talk much about it, then the opposite is probably true; namely, that there are plenty of folk who talk a lot about faith but do not live by it.

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