Not accepting your deliverance 

New Testament: Heb 11.35b

To read the Bible in a year, read Hebrews 11.20–40 on November 16, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Sometimes when the enemies of God’s people persecuted them, they had a chance to avoid the suffering, if they would acknowledge the point of the enemy or deny something about the Lord, but the writer of the Book of Hebrews said: 

Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

– Hebrews 11.35 

Their faith in the Lord God carried them through whatever suffering they encountered. May the Lord give us that strength also. 


  • Would you remain loyal to the Lord even in the face of great suffering? 
  • What did these people obtain instead of immediate deliverance? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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