Hebrews 11:2 - Day 2
Through their faith, the people in days of old gained a good reputation.
Achievements, successes and noble accomplishments are what we typically think about when determining how to earn a good reputation. Faith doesn’t exclude proper and heroic conduct, but goes beyond just being a good and successful person. Abraham is a good example of someone who earned God’s approval by his faith. (See Romans 4.)
How much of a priority is it to you to have a good reputation?
Who are you most trying to impress?
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
How does the truth of this scripture change your priorities, if it is your goal to please God?