August 16, 2003 – August 22, 2003 – How could Jacob say with such assurance what Ephraim and Manasseh should have? Hebrews 11:21. note: “Jacob’s history is an assurance that God will not cast off those who have been betrayed into sin, but who have returned unto Him with true repentance.
August 9, 2003 – August 15, 2003 – What led Abraham to comply with God’s command? Hebrews 11:17. note: “This act of faith in Abraham is recorded for our benefit. It teaches us the great lesson of confidence in the requirements of God, however close and cutting they may be; and it teaches children perfect submission to their parents and to God.
August 2, 2003 – August 8, 2003 – What caused Abraham to leave his native land and go to an unknown country? Hebrews 11:8. note: “Abraham was called to go forth from his home, a light-bearer to the heathen. And without questioning, he obeyed. . . . So today God’s servants are to go where He calls, trusting Him to guide them and to give them success in their work.”
July 26, 2003 – August 1, 2003 – What is the first great thing we understand by faith? Hebrews 11:3. note: “The deepest students of science are constrained to recognize in nature the working of infinite power. But to man’s unaided reason, nature’s teaching cannot but be contradictory and disappointing. Only in the light of revelation can it be read aright.” Education, 134.
September 20, 2003 – September 26, 2003 – What is the first exhortation of Hebrews 13? Hebrews 13:1. note: “[Hebrews 13:1 quoted.] Do not flatter yourselves that there is a time when this exhortation will not be needed; when brotherly love may cease. . . . [Verse 2 quoted.] Please read Matthew 25:31 and onward.
September 13, 2003 – September 19, 2003 – Unto what are we told we have not come? Hebrews 12:18–21. note: “As the eyes of all the people were turned toward the mount [Sinai], its summit was covered with a thick cloud, which grew more black and dense, sweeping downward until the entire mountain was wrapped in darkness and awful mystery.
September 6, 2003 – September 12, 2003 – What practical exhortation does the apostle give us? Hebrews 12:14; Romans 14:19. note: “Love is the law of Christ’s kingdom. The Lord calls upon every one to reach a high standard. The lives of His people are to reveal love, meekness, long-suffering. Long-suffering bears something, yea, many things, without seeking to be avenged by word or act.
August 30, 2003 – September 5, 2003 – Remembering the examples of faith given to us in Hebrews 11, what are we called to do? Hebrews 12:1. note: “Here [Hebrews 12:1–3] we are cited to the example of the multitude of faithful witnesses who would not sacrifice their faith and principle for the sake of enjoying ease and self-gratification, but who gave up all, not withholding their lives, for the truth of God.