Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What Is Faith?


                                                                     What is faith?

                          Okay, so I decided to do a little study of the word faith.
                                   In the Bible concordance the word faith has a few
                                things it could mean and the verses that go with them.

                           Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
                                                              the evidence of things not seen.
                                                                                     Hebrews 11:1

                       I like the first word. NOW. It doesn't say faith used to be, it says now.
                                   At this time! It still is the substance of things hoped for,
                                                    the evidence of things not seen!

                           Okay, so I decided to do a little word study of the word faith.
                  In the Bible concordance the word faith has a few things it could mean,
                                           here are the words that I found.

                                                                                1. Loyalty
                                                                 2. Belief
                                           3. Reliance

                                           That's really cool if you think about it! It means
                                               1. Loyalty (sticking with someone/thing)
                                               2. Belief    ( believing in it)
                                               3. Reliance  (relying on it)
              So you stick with your faith, believe in God, and Rely on Him 

                                    For we walk by faith, not by sight.
                                                                        2nd Corinthians 5:7

                                             So we've seen so far that faith is.........
                          substance for hope, evidence of thing we can't see and we walk by
                                faith and not sight. So how about adding another to the list?

                 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope
                                                           of righteousness by faith.
                                                                                          Galatians 5:5


                                      The word Faith is written 247 times in the Bible.
                                        It is talked about so many times in the Bible.
                       I also thought it was cool that in all of those times
                                 it was talked about, all but 2 of them were in the
                                                          New Testament.

                                                   The Bible is about faith in Jesus.

                                                         Faith Of Our Fathers*

                                                                    Verse #1
                     Faith of our fathers! living still  In spite of dungeon. fire and sword:
                O how our hearts beat high with joy
                                                               Whene'er we hear that glorious word!
                         Faith of our fathers! holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!

                 * Hymn written by Frederick W. Faber 1849

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  1. Thanks for the new insights in faith! Precious!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! <3

  2. What a beautiful devotional and beautiful pictures.

    1. Thank you Lisa! It was so sweet of you to stop by! <3

  3. Thank you for this wonderful information on the word Faith. I love your images too. Thank you for sharing with TWW. Blessings.

    1. Thanks! Thank you so much for hosting the linkup! <3

  4. Wonderful thoughts and wonderful words. Thank you. :)

  5. Beautiful photos to visualize along with your study on faith. I enjoyed your post. Stopping by from Unite Linkup.

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! <3

  6. This is a beautiful post. The photos are the perfect visualization!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

    1. Aw...Thanks! Thank you for hosting the linkup! <3

  7. Thank you for this post on Faith.

    1. Aww! Thanks for the great comment! <3

  8. What a wonderful and very insightful post! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I appreciate the time you took to share these thoughts with us. So glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  9. Your words and photos sent a positive message about the important meaning of Faith.
    Fridays Blog Booster Party#8

    1. Thank you Kathleen! And thanks for hosting the party! <3

  10. Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop! Hope to see you again this week. :)

    1. Thanks for hosting! I plan to be back! <3

  11. what a lovely post I did enjoy reading it very much

    1. Aw....Thank you! :) What a wonderful comment! <3

  12. Outstanding word study. Thank you for sharing. And some very nice images as well.


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