Focal Passages: Hebrews 11:1-6
A classic method used in relationship-building activities is the “trust fall.” In this exercise, one person entrusts all of their body weight to one or more of their teammates by intentionally falling backward in hopes of being caught by their team. The idea is to build faith between coworkers, spouses, or friends. The ability to believe that someone will do what they promised is key in a healthy relationship. Trust fall, indeed!
The book of Hebrews uses our spiritual ancestors as examples of how faith works in our relationship with God. Faith, as described in Hebrews 11, means trusting that God is who He says He is and that He will do what He says He will do.
This is the kind of faith that pleases God. Scripture tells us that faith is foundational to our relationship with God. In fact, it is impossible to do anything pleasing to God without faith.
Cain offered a sacrifice to God that was void of faith. Abel offered to God a sacrifice because of the faith he had in Him. This is why Abel’s sacrifice was accepted and Cain’s rejected.