“Faith is the substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not seen.” ~Heb. 11:1
Throughout the Bible we are told that faith is vital. Matthew 17:19-20 says, “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ‘Why could we not cast it [the demon] out?’ So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.’” A long passage, but it shows that we must have faith. Throughout his ministry, Jesus said, “Because of your faith, you have been healed.” Hebrews 11 shows major characters in the Bible and their faith. Here’s a partial list:
Abel – By faith he offered a more perfect sacrifice than Cain.
Enoch – By faith, Enoch was taken away without death.
Noah – By faith, built the ark.
Abraham – By faith, offered up Isaac.
Isaac – By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau.
Jacob – By faith, blessed Joseph’s sons.
I leave you with Hebrews 11:6,
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Your brother in Christ,