The people of Israel marching around the city of Jericho are an example of faith in God even when it seems ridiculous to believe.
The people of Israel crossing through the Red Sea are an example of how faith is for groups too.
Moses is an example of faith to us because he lived in anticipation of reward from and with God.
Moses' parents are examples of faith to us because they protected God's chosen servant.
Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph are examples of faith to us because they trusted God with things beyond their control.
Abraham is an example of faith to us because he trusted God even when it seemed doing so would make what had been promised become impossible.
Jesus' followers can say no to the immediate gratification of this world knowing that something better is waiting at home in Heaven.
We, who follow Jesus, need to watch carefuly in order to not miss what Jesus wants to do in our lives and in our time.
Can you stand amongst a culture where everybody is bowing down?
If we love Jesus we'll do what it takes to do what He said.
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It's important for followers of Jesus to be self-aware so we don't co-opt Jesus teachings and ways for our own personal comfort.