11/12/19: Hebrews 11:1-16; Psalm 110:1-7; Proverbs 27:14
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
I had always considered this verse the “definition” of faith but after reading several commentaries I agree that, as commentator Dr. Thomas Constable wrote, “Hebrews 11:1 describes faith rather than defining it.”
And what a description! In Greek the word for “confidence” is “hypostasis” which means “that which has foundation, is firm; that which has actual existence; a substance, real being.” This says to me that faith is the absolute basis and foundation of how our daily lives as believers should be lived.