If you’re just joining us, you need to read Wednesday’s post to make sense of what’s going on here in Hebrews 11. And yesterday’s. We’ve looked at the example of Abraham and the other patriarchs. And most recently, Moses. So now we get to the next great hero of faithfulness: 11:29 By faith the people… Continue reading Hebrews 11:29-40
If you’re just joining us, you need to read yesterday’s post to make sense of what’s going on here in Hebrews 11. We’ve so far almost made it through to the end of Abraham’s story of faith. But there’s one last incident to record: 11:17-19 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as… Continue reading Hebrews 11:17-28
In preparation for today’s reading, have a look at the following video of the famous “marshmallow test.” The original marshmallow test was run by psychologists from Stanford University back in the 1960s. It was investigating our ability to put off short-term benefit in order to gain a greater benefit in the future.