Monday, January 31, 2011

Sawn in Two

An interesting point from yesterday's sermon:

Some of the heroes of faith listed in Hebrews 11 met with VERY BAD ENDS:

"...others were tortured,...others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword..."


That got me thinking.   Abraham is listed in the Faith Hall of Fame, and not to discount his faith, he looked forward to a son, a land, a nation and a savior.     
What did the men and women who were sawn in two have to look forward to?

"...not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection."

Yes, the same thing we have to look forward to.   A better resurrection.
My real question is this:  Can we trust God enough while we are being sawn in two to see past the blade and fix our eyes on what lies ahead?

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