Faith Pleases God
We cannot please God without faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Heb. 11:6 KJV
Faith is Foundational
Faith is at the foundation of our Christian life. There is nothing else that we can replace it with to build upon.
Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God… Heb. 6:1
Faith is our Victory that Overcomes the World
Without faith we cannot overcome the world.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4
Faith Brings Healing/ Unbelief Prevents Healing
Faith is required for healing to come.
…Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole… Mark 5:34 KJV
…Why could we not cast him out?…Because of your unbelief… Matthew 17:19-20
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. James 1:6-7
We are Told to Live by Faith
If we are supposed to live by faith then it follows that it must be very important and that we should try to make sure we have some to live by (or to “exercise” the faith that we’ve already been given).
Now the just shall live by faith…Hebrews 10:38 KJV
In conclusion, we should exercise the faith we’ve been given, guard it, and work to build it up.This post was not meant to be exhaustive on the subject of faith by any stretch of the imagination, but I do hope that it sparked your desire to get more faith.