Samples And Patterns – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 27th

(Follow Faith Specimens Given In God’s Word)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 15:4 ESV
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

When we study the Bible, it’s important to pay attention to principles, samples, and patterns. As you read about the lives of the fathers, prophets, and apostles, you’ll see samples of faith and how they framed the course of their lives with the Word.

1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV says, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”

The use of the word “ensamples” in the King James Version isn’t exactly the same thing as “example”; it actually means “samples.”

A sample is a specimen, an original that’s shown to you, like you say, “This is what it’s supposed to be.” It’s like a pattern or print given to you.

Hebrews 11 gives us a pattern. The Bible says, “…Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony” (Hebrews 11:1-2).

When you read further, you’ll be inspired by the incredible feats of these great men and women of faith—what their faith accomplished for the kingdom of God (Hebrews 11:32-33).

These champions of faith subdued kingdoms and obtained victories in their time; they ruled their world!

That’s not all! Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”

In other words, the various eras were framed by the Word of God (the “Rhema” of God). The use of the Greek “Rhema” here indicates that the Word of God referred to was spoken through the lips of men. Hallelujah!

It shows what you can do today: you can frame things in your life and in your world to align with God’s perfect will by speaking forth God’s Word.

Go Deeper
2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 15:4 AMPC; 1 Corinthians 10:11 NIV

I follow the prescribed pattern of faith and the spoken word. My mind is renewed by the Word to think the right thoughts, and I speak the right words that transform my life and circumstances. The structure and administration of my life are perfected in line with God’s perfect will for me, and I dwell in health, peace, and abundance every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 7:1-35, Deuteronomy 33-34
Matthew 26:14-25, Exodus 36

At different intervals during your day, get into talking sessions with the Word of God regarding specific areas of your life.

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