Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
If we read in the book of Genesis of the account of Abel's sacrifice we can see that his offering was truly by faith. I believe it shows the seriousness of sin and it is a prophetic picture of The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
While today we are not required to give blood sacrifices we should by faith accept that Jesus was the fulfillment of the law and was the sacrifice required for our salvation.
Since Jesus is already made the ultimate sacrifice for us it certainly requires faith for us to offer our lives as a living sacrifice to God. It takes faith to put God first in our lives. It takes faith to be a witness for Jesus and tell others about Him.
It is only when we accept Jesus by faith and offer ourselves as servants of God that we can really offer that more excellent sacrifice. It takes faith to do that.
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