From Joshua to the prophets, we consider the lives of those who faced violence and death in the days of war. It was their faith in God that brought victories from God — Trusting Him when face to face with death.
Now it is the life of Moses highlighted for us. From his birth to faithful parents in the days of a deadly Pharaoh, to his deliverance of the Jews from Egypt’s cruel bondage. Moses life was one of faith in God.
Christianity had proven difficult for the writer’s audience, so he reminds them that they were not the only believers to meet with faith challenging circumstances. Their forefathers did too, and prevailed by faith.
Having defined faith, the writer now shows us what faith looks like in the lives of true believers. He begins by going back to the beginning, the worship of Abel, the walk of Enoch and the work of Noah; all by faith.
Building on his reference to Hab 2:4, the just shall live by faith, the writer defines faith, and what it involves. Beginning with faith being real, evident, and available to all, he lays the foundation for examples to follow