The Bible’s definition of faith is quite absurd when it is viewed in the context of this world. The methods of men suggest that before you believe something, you need to have a set of observations. The scripture does not define faith in this concept, however. Hebrews 11:1 clarifies that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Faith is when you trust first before you see the path God has planned for you. It is when you believe before you see something happen (1 Corinthians 5:7). Faith assures us even before we see change happen. The Bible reveals surprising things through the different bible verses about faith. Faith in God uncovers other things in our lives. It is the point of reference in following God.
Bible Verses About Salvation By Faith
The Bible clearly tells us that salvation is received through faith by grace (Ephesians 2:8). It is when we believe that we experience God’s salvation. Salvation is a free gift given by God that one can access through faith alone – sola fide. Not by man’s works nor by man’s merits but by God’s grace alone – sola gratia. God is so gracious and merciful that we never had to work hard to earn salvation. The only thing that we need to do is believe that He is Lord and Savior.
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they broke the trust God had with them as we do when we sin against Him. It takes trust in Him to restore the torn trust that has separated man and God. Here are important bible verses about faith for you to further understand salvation:
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.”But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
1 Peter 1:9
obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
But everyone who has faith in Jesus is set free.
Some men arrived carrying a paraplegic on a stretcher. They were looking for a way to get into the house and set him before Jesus. When they couldn’t find a way in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof, removed some tiles, and let him down in the middle of everyone, right in front of Jesus. Impressed by their bold belief, he said, “Friend, I forgive your sins.”
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
Every one of the prophets has said that all who have faith in Jesus will have their sins forgiven in his name.
Bible Verses On Faith and Works
Christians are under the mercy and grace of God. So, we pursue Him by faith and not by what we do for we have been saved by grace; a gift from God. Our faith has inflamed us to do what’s right under the law of God. Because of our faith in Him as our Lord, we’ve been set free from being slaves to sin. Instead, we have become sons and daughters of God (Galatians 4:7). Faith without work is dead (James 2:17). Followers of Christ work hard because of their faith and the salvation it brought to them. The scripture tells a lot about faith and works, know these bible verses about faith:
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
1 Timothy 4:10
We have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, but especially of those who have faith. That’s why we work and struggle so hard.
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.
Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.
The good news tells how God accepts everyone who has faith, but only those who have faith. It is just as the Scriptures say, “The people God accepts because of their faith will live.”
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?
So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Now you see how Abraham’s faith and deeds worked together. He proved that his faith was real by what he did.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Bible Verses About Doubt and Faith
The toughest rival of faith is doubt. Unbelief is faith’s adversary. From doubt, sprouts fear, cowardice, worries, and anxiety. Doubts shift our focus from the nature of God to the nature of man. The actions of Peter, a disciple of Jesus, illustrates what happens when we doubt God. In the Book of Matthew, while Jesus was walking on water towards his disciples, Peter asked Jesus to command him to walk to Him on water. When Jesus did, Peter walked towards Jesus by faith upon the waves of the ocean. However, when Peter saw the wind, he became frightened and started to sink. Jesus immediately rescued him and asked, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” This shows that with doubt, we will sink into failure. The following bible verses about faith helps us fully grasp the significance of faith so we can overcome our doubts and fears.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
But when you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm.
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
But Jesus said to them, “If you have faith and don’t doubt, I promise that you can do what I did to this tree. And you will be able to do even more. You can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will.
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”
And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.
Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
Faith that Moves Mountains
Have you ever wondered how great the faith is of a small size mustard seed that it can move mountains? If we have that same size of faith in us, we too can move mountains with Christ. These bible verses in Matthew 17:20 and Luke 17:6 remind us how powerful faith is. With a tiny bit of faith, we can do things that seem impossible. Faith can throw our fears and worries away just as it can toss mountains into oceans. The Book of Hebrews tells us about the famous Hall of Faith. This chapter of the New Testament explains how characters in the Old Testament received commendations from God because of their faith. The lives of the people mentioned in this chapter prove that there’s nothing we can’t do if we have faith in God. Read these Bible verses about faith to find how faith moves mountains:
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”
“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
If you have faith in God and don’t doubt, you can tell this mountain to get up and jump into the sea, and it will.
Jesus replied: If you had faith no bigger than a tiny mustard seed, you could tell this mulberry tree to pull itself up, roots and all, and to plant itself in the ocean. And it would!
I pray that God, who gives hope, will bless you with complete happiness and peace because of your faith. And may the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope.
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease
Mark 5: 36, 39-42
But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement.
Faith In Times of Trials
Trials and challenges are part of the life that we have on earth. It is preparing us for an eternal glory that we will have in heaven (2 Corinthians 4:17). This perpetual weight of glory is beyond all comparison. Apostle James encourages us in the midst of these sufferings. He said to count each as joy for it produces steadfastness and perseverance. 1 Peter 1:7 informs us that our faith is being tested like gold. It needs to be tested through fire in order for it to become pure as gold. The verse added that the faith of a believer is more precious than gold. Hence, the testing of our faith brings praise and honor to God when revelation comes (v. 7). Meanwhile, let us endure and may these bible verses about faith help us in times of trials:
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
1 Peter 1:7
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
We cannot completely understand who God is and the meaning of His Word without fully trusting Him. Our direction towards God starts with faith. It takes faith so we can go to Him in prayers and it takes faith to live a life that will please Him. Most of our time here on earth requires faith. It requires us to have faith in seasons of struggles. It also requires faith in phases of the unknown. Sometimes faith questions our logical point of view as humans. Yet, in all these, faith remains the answer to surpass doubts and unbelief. The bible verses about faith uncover powerful truths about the whole Christian faith.