Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The Hebrews Hall of Fame! This section of Hebrews reminds us of the great figures of faith that have come before us, and we point to there faith as examples of figures who were willing to boldly serve God even in times of uncertainty and chaos. Often in the present day, we get so caught up in what is going on right now that we cannot see God at work. The gift of Scripture is that we are able to look back and see how people have served God in other times, and we also see how God keeps his promises, how God is always faithful, how God works in the lives of his people. Our vision is expanded beyond the present day, and we can understand that sometimes God works a little more slowly or a bit differently than we might expect or desire, but just because God is working differently, God is still at work, in your life and mine, calling us to live a life of faithfulness.