What The Bible Says About: Faith

First mentions of Faith in Bible were men who walked faithfully with God. 

After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. (Genesis 5:22,24, 6:9)

Then he blessed Joseph and said “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, (Genesis 48:15)

Walking faithfully with God. 

“Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (2 Kings 20:3)

Faith and Righteousness

Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6)

The Lord rewards everyone for their righteousness and faithfulness. The Lord delivered you into my hands today, but I would not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed. (1 Samuel 26:23)

Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. (1 Kings 3:6)

This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. 21 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. (2 Chronicles 31:20-21)

You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites. You have kept your promise because you are righteous. (Nehemiah 9:8)

Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. (Psalm 85:10-11)

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. (Psalm 89:14)

Faith and Covenant

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers. (Genesis 17:1-2)

and that the Lord may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ (1 Kings 2:4)

Now Lord, the God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father the promises you made to him when you said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your descendants are careful in all they do to walk before me faithfully as you have done.’ (1 Kings 8:25)

As for you, if you walk before me faithfully with integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ (1 Kings 9:4-5)

As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to rule over Israel.’ (2 Chronicles 7:17-18)

To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, (Psalm 18:25)

For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish. (Psalm 37:28)

their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. (Psalm 78:37)

I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants — but let them not turn to folly. (Psalm 85:8)

Faith tested

He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” (Genesis 22:5)

Faithful with each other

Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn. (Genesis 24:49)

If she does not please the master who has selected her for himself, he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. (Exodus 21:8)

Staff (physical) and Faith (spiritual)

But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.

 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand. (Exodus 4:17,20)

Trust in the Lord

And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant. (Exodus 14:31)

But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. (Numbers 12:7)

He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails”; (1 Samuel 2:9)

Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; (Psalm 86:2)

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. (Psalm 119:30)

Faithfulness of God

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation. (Exodus 34:6-7)

May the Lord now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this. (2 Samuel 2:6)

You came only yesterday. And today shall I make you wander about with us, when I do not know where I am going? Go back, and take your people with you. May the Lord show you kindness and faithfulness. (2 Samuel 15:20)

To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, (2 Samuel 22:26)

In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly. (Nehemiah 9:33)

I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed one always. (1 Samuel 2:35)

because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. (Psalm 16:10)

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. (Psalm 25:10)

for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness. (Psalm 26:3)

“What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? (Psalm 30:9)

Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God. (Psalm 31:5)

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. (Psalm 33:4)

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (Psalm 36:5)

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly. (Psalm 40:10)

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me. (Psalm 40:11)

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. (Psalm 43:3)

Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them. (Psalm 54:5)

He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me. God sends forth his love and his faithfulness. (Psalm 57:3)

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. (Psalm 57:10)

May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him. (Psalm 61:7)

I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel. (Psalm 71:22)

Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11)

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15)

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. (Psalm 89:1)

I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. (Psalm 89:2)

The heavens praise your wonders, Lord, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones. (Psalm 89:5)

Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you. (Psalm 89:8)

My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted. (Psalm 89:24)

but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness. (Psalm 89:33)

it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.” (Psalm 89:37)

Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. (Psalm 96:13)

He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. (Psalm 98:3)

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. (Psalm 100:5)

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness. (Psalm 111:7-8)

Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. (Psalm 115:1)

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 117:2)

Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. (Psalm 119:90)

I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. (Psalm 138:2)

Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. (Psalm 143:1)

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. (Psalm 145:13)

The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. (Psalm 145:17)

He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them — he remains faithful forever. (Psalm 146:6)

Faith of men

We are the peaceful and faithful in Israel. You are trying to destroy a city that is a mother in Israel. Why do you want to swallow up the Lord’s inheritance? (2 Samuel 20:19)

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. (Psalm 30:4)

Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. (Psalm 31:23)

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. (Psalm 32:6)

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. (Psalm 51:6)

For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good. (Psalm 52:9)

Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: “I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people. (Psalm 89:19)

Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 97:10)

My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me. (Psalm 101:6)

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. (Psalm 116:15)

All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. (Psalm 145:10)

Faithful in consecrating oneself

They included all the little ones, the wives, and the sons and daughters of the whole community listed in these genealogical records. For they were faithful in consecrating themselves. (2 Chronicles 31:18)

Faith and trials

After all that Hezekiah had so faithfully done, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah. He laid siege to the fortified cities, thinking to conquer them for himself. (2 Chronicles 32:1)

I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. (Psalm 119:75)

Labored faithfully

The workers labored faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. The Levites—all who were skilled in playing musical instruments (2 Chronicles 34:12)

Remember me for this, my God, and do not blot out what I have so faithfully done for the house of my God and its services. (Nehemiah 13:14)

Faithful servants

“Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.” (Psalms 4:3)

Lamentations

“Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.” (Psalm 12:1)

They would not be like their ancestors — a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. (Psalm 78:8)

Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction? (Psalm 88:11)

Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David? (Psalm 89:49)

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