Study The Book of the Bible – Hebrews
Use the SOAP method to study a verse that speaks to you from each chapter.
Hebrews 11:1-2 (NIV)
“11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.“
(I would recommend that you read the complete chapter of each study verse so that you can put the chosen verse(s) into context.)
BIBLE (Version NIV)
SCRIPTURE: (Write it out): Hebrews 11:1-2 : “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”
OBSERVATION (What I learned): Chapter 11 is known as the “faith chapter” in Hebrews. The theme continues with faith and God’s promises to the ancients. It gives a history from the creation of the world through the prophets. To speak of faith as unseen belief is the key part of the verses.
APPLICATION (to my life): I work hard to have faith in what is not seen, but will admit that there are times when my belief wavers like when I am in the midst of a battle or a struggle as I am right now. What I am learning is that it is those times when I must read God’s word and pray even more fervently so that my faith is restored even stronger.
Prayer (use scripture as a guide): Jesus, this Chapter reminds me of my weakness in the midst of trials. I want to be stronger and pray that you will strengthen my belief and my faith in You. As I learn from Your word and the Holy Spirit, I grow stronger in my faith. I ask you to remind me whenever I waver to turn to You and Your word. I praise You for being there for me when I call upon you. I praise You for Your faithfulness. Thank You and Praise You.