What does the Bible say about faith?
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” Hebrews 11.1
Faith is believing in God and trusting in His plan, even when we do not understand it and cannot see it. Undoubtedly, this can be difficult when we are going through a challenging period, which can lead to our faith wavering. It is during these times when we need faith the most and should seek the Lord. Scripture tells us that as Christians, our faith will be tested, but that we can develop a closer relationship with God when we persevere and this will lead to our spiritual growth.
The Hall of Faith
The word “faith” is mentioned a total of 336 times in the Bible, 280 of which occur in the New Testament, with the book of Romans and Hebrews accounting for 34 each. Hebrews Chapter 11 features a notable list of individuals from the Old Testament, whose stories stand out for the levels of faith that they demonstrated. These men and women have gone before us and are a "cloud of witnesses" in our journey in that we should imagine that they are in sight providing encouragement.
Books of the Bible that mention the word faith. Size of text is relative to the number of occurrences
Bible verses on Faith
Wherever you are in your walk or whatever challenges you might be facing, the following Bible verses can be a source of encouragement.
"And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."
1 Corinthians 2:5
"That your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."
2 Timothy 4:7
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
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