Faithfulness in the Face of Opposition | Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:1-3November 6, 2023 ● 17 min
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This week’s podcast is a Guided Lectio Divina Scripture meditation on the Fruit of the Spirit of Faithfulness.
What is faithfulness?
Faithfulness, at its core, is believing and acting like God is exactly who He says He is. Even when we face opposition, we can still choose to be faithful. Trusting that God is with us. And that there is a day coming when all that is wrong will be made right.
One way we remain faithful is by drawing courage from those who remained faithful in the past. Hebrews 11 catalogs some of the faithful – and now they form this great cloud of witnesses that cheer us on in our present struggles. They remind us that if they were able to remain faithful in the midst of their own uncertainty and challenges, then so can we.
Yet, we still need God’s help to walk in faithfulness. This is why it is a Fruit of the Spirit.
As you listen to this meditation in Hebrews 12:1-3, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you to what he has for us – and trust him to cultivate the fruit of faithfulness in your life. He will do it.
The full meditation passage is as follows:
Hebrews 12:1-3, NIV
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
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