By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4. By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
Faith is part of eternity. God is the beginning and end of faith just as He is the beginning and end of creation and all that is in it. Everything seen and unseen tracks back to our creator God and through faith we acknowledge the wonder of God’s creation. By faith we are encouraged to do what is right in our conduct and stewardship of God’s creation. Just as Abel was led to give the more pleasing offering to God, his example continues to speak to God’s people down the ages because, being His creation, we are called to give him all honour and glory.
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand has made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power throughout the Universe displayed.
Then sings my Soul my Saviour God, to Thee
How Great thou art…..