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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT:    'FAITH IN GOD'

[Scripture in red indicates wisdom or instruction from our Savior and God's only Son, Jesus Christ.]

2 Samuel 14: 14 God tries to bring us back when we are separated from him. He does not sweep away the lives of those He cares about.

2 Samuel 22: 25-28 The Lord is faithful to those who are faithful and hostile to those that are wicked. He rescues the humble and humiliates the proud.

1 Chronicles 28: 9 Worship and serve God with your whole heart and a willing mind, for the Lord sees every heart and understands and knows every plan and thought. If you seek Him, you will find Him. But if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

1 Chronicles 28: 20 Whenever you undertake a task for the Lord (not for yourself), don't be afraid of the size of the task, for the Lord God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

2 Chronicles 15: 2 The Lord will stay with you as long as you stay with Him. Whenever you seek Him, you will find Him. But if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.

2 Chronicles 16: 9 The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.

Job 4: 7-8 Those who plant trouble and cultivate evil will harvest the same.

Job 5: 8-11 God will hear the cry of help from those who are faithful. God gives prosperity to the poor and humble, and He takes sufferers to safety.

Job 5: 15-16 God protects the faithful who are weak and humble from those who would take advantage of them.

Job 8: 20-22 God will not reject a person of spiritual integrity. Those people with such faith will again be filled with joy. Those who hate the righteous will be clothed with shame, and the wicked will be destroyed.

Job 20: 5-7 The triumph of the wicked will be short-lived and the joy of the godless only temporary.

Job 24: 18-24 The wicked may rise high, but they have no assurance in life.

Psalms 1: 1-6 Blessed are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked or associate with sinners. They bear fruit without fail. Their leaves never wither. They are prosperous in all they do. The Lord watches over the path of the godly, but He condemns the wicked.

Psalms 12: 5 The Lord will rescue the poor, as He has promised.

Psalms 17: 7 Lord, you save with your strength those faithful who seek refuge from their enemies.

Psalms 18: 25-27 Lord, to the faithful you show yourself faithful. To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile. You rescue those who are humble, but you humiliate the proud.

Psalms 31: 23-24 Love the Lord! The Lord protects those who are faithful to Him, but He harshly punishes all who are arrogant. Be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord.

Psalms 32: 7-8 For the faithful, things always work out for the best. The Lord says, 'I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.'

Psalms 34: 4-7 Look to the Lord for help. Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy. The Lord will hear you, if you truly put your faith in Him. No shadow of shame will darken your face.

Psalms 37: 3-6 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Commit everything you do to the Lord, and He will help you.

Psalms 37: 27-29 Turn away from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever. For the Lord loves justice, and He will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever.

Psalms 37: 39-40 The Lord saves the godly. He is their fortress in times of trouble. The Lord rescues them from the wicked. He saves the godly, and they find shelter in Him.

Psalms 47: 3 He subdues the enemies of the faithful.

Psalms 50: 15 God wants us to trust Him in our times of trouble. He will rescue the faithful because they have given Him glory.

Psalms 59: 9-10 God is the strength for His faithful. In His unfailing love, God will come and help us. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.

Psalms 62: 8 Trust in the Lord at all times. Pour out your heart to Him. He is our refuge.

Psalms 72: 12-14 God will rescue the poor when they cry to Him. He saves the faithful from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to Him.

Psalms 73: 26 My health may fail, but God remains the strength of my heart. He is mine forever.

Psalms 84: 11-12 The Lord is our light and protector. He will hold no good thing from the righteous. Happy are those who trust in Him.

Psalms 91: 1-16 The Lord will rescue those who love Him. He will protect those who trust in His name. When His faithful call for help, no evil will conquer them.

Psalms 92: 1-2 Give thanks and praise to the Lord. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning and your faithfulness in the evening.

Psalms 107: 42 The faithful will see God's miracles, while the wicked are stricken silent.

Psalms 112: 7-8 The righteous do not fear bad news nor live in dread of what may happen, for they know that God will take care of them. That is why they are not afraid, but can calmly face their foes.

Psalms 139: 1-6 The Lord provides a path for us, but His reasoning is too wonderful for us to know. We must trust that He has a plan for us.

Psalms 146: 3-5 Don't put your faith in powerful people; there is no help for you there. In a moment, their plans will come to an end. But happy are those who have almighty God as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord.

Psalms 147: 11-12 The Lord's delight is in those who honor Him, those who put their faith in His unfailing love.

Proverbs 29: 25 Fearing other people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the Lord means safety.

Proverbs 30: 5 Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to Him for protection.

Isaiah 2: 22 Stop putting your trust in mere humans. They are frail and unreliable. How can they help anyone? Put all of your trust in God. Trust means truly believing that He will help you.

Isaiah 41: 10 Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Jeremiah 17: 5-8 Cursed are those who trust in mere humans and turn away from the Lord. They have no hope for the future. But blessed are those who have made the Lord their hope and confidence. Their roots run deep.

Matthew 6: 25-34 Jesus said 'Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today. Trust in God, and He will take care of your troubles. He will give you all you need from day to day if the Kingdom of God is your goal.'

Matthew 13: 31-32 Jesus used this story to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. The mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants and grows into a tree where birds can come and find shelter in its branches.

Matthew 14: 22-33 After Jesus walked on water to the boat carrying His disciples, Jesus called for Peter to walk on the water to Him. Peter started to walk until he became frightened and began to sink. Jesus said Peter sank because he doubted Jesus.

Matthew 17: 14-21 Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy, who could not be healed for lack of faith by His disciples. Jesus said, 'I assure you, if you had faith as small as a mustard seed, you could say to a mountain, 'Move,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.'

Matthew 19: 16-26 Jesus said to a rich man who asked how he could have eternal life, 'Sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Humanly speaking though, it is impossible to be saved, but with God, all things are possible.'

Matthew 21: 18-22 When Jesus caused a fig tree to wither, His followers asked how He was able to do that. Jesus said, 'If you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even move a mountain. Believe, and your prayers will be answered.'

Mark 4: 30-32 Jesus used this story to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. The mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants and grows into a tree where birds can come and find shelter in its branches.

Mark 5: 21-43 A woman who is hemorrhaging is healed when she touches Jesus' robe. Jesus brings a 12-year old girl back to life. The message is, have faith, and trust in Jesus.

Mark 10: 17-27 Jesus said to a rich man who asked how he could have eternal life, 'Sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Humanly speaking though, it is impossible to be saved, but with God, all things are possible.'

Mark 11: 20-24 When Jesus caused a fig tree to wither, His followers asked how He was able to do that. Jesus said, 'If you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even move a mountain. Believe, and your prayers will be answered.'

Mark 11: 25 Jesus said that if you truly believe God can answer your prayers, He will. Jesus said, 'But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in Heaven will forgive your sins, too.'

Luke 7: 36-50 An immoral woman kisses Jesus' feet, washes them with her tears, and dries them with her hair. Jesus forgives all of the sins of those asking forgiveness, even those who have greatly sinned. He said to the woman, 'Your faith has healed you.'

Luke 13: 18-19 Jesus used this story to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. The mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants and grows into a tree where birds can come and find shelter in its branches.

Luke 17: 6 Jesus said, 'Even if you had the faith as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'May God uproot you and throw you into the sea,' and it would obey you!'

Luke 18: 15-17 Jesus said of children, 'Let the children come to me! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these. I assure you, anyone who doesn't have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God.'

Luke 18: 18-27 Jesus said to a rich man who asked how he could have eternal life, 'Sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Humanly speaking though, it is impossible to be saved, but with God, all things are possible.'

John 8: 12 Jesus said, 'I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.'

John 14: 12-14 Jesus said, 'Anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works. Such a believer can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, because the work of the Son brings glory to the Father!'

John 16: 22-24 Jesus said that we can directly ask His Father for anything, using Jesus' name, and His Father will grant it.

Romans 1: 16-17 The Good News is the message to us from God through Jesus Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes. It is through faith that a righteous person has life.

Romans 3: 3-4 God is always faithful. He will never break His promises.

Romans 3: 27-31 We are made right with God through our faith, rather than by obeying His commandments. Then does this mean we can break His laws? No! But the stronger our faith, the more naturally we will obey His laws. True faith is the key!

Romans 4: 1-3 Abraham was accepted and chosen by God not because of his good deeds. It was because Abraham believed God that God declared him to be righteous. Faith is the key to God's forgiveness of sins.

Romans 4: 4-5 Workers earn what they receive, but people are declared righteous in God's sight because of their faith, not because of their work.

Romans 4: 20-23 Be ever stronger in your faith. As your faith grows stronger, you bring glory to God.

Romans 4: 23-25 God will declare us to be righteous if we believe in God, who brought Jesus our Lord back from the dead. He was handed over to die because of our sins, and He was raised from the dead to make us right with God.

Romans 8: 28 Have faith that all that happens is part of God's perfect plan, and all events are caused by God in perfect coordination. All is done for the good of those who love God and those who are called by God to fulfill their work according to His purpose.

Romans 9: 30-33 The Gentiles have been made right with God through faith, while the Jews look to get right with God by keeping His law, which no person can do perfectly. God said, 'I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that causes people to stumble.' (Faith in Christ.)

Romans 10: 15-17 We gain faith by listening to the Good News of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and living in harmony with His message. And the Scriptures say, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.'

Romans 12: 3 Be honest in your estimate of yourself, measuring your value by how much faith God has given you.

Romans 14: 1-23 Accept Christians who are weak in their faith regarding proper religious customs. And if another person is stressed by your convictions, do not make such a big deal of your beliefs and ruin someone else for whom Christ died. Only God is the judge.

1 Corinthians 1: 18-21 For the logical skeptics of Christian faith, the Scriptures say, 'I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas.'

1 Corinthians 4: 3-5 Be careful not to judge whether or not someone is faithful. When the Lord comes, He will bring our deepest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. And then God will give to everyone whatever praise is due.

1 Corinthians 10: 1-4 God's chosen people were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea through which they passed. They all ate the spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

2 Corinthians 13: 5 Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine. Test yourselves. If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is among you, it means you have failed the test.

Galatians 3: 6-9 Abraham believed God, so God declared him righteous because of his faith. God promised that all nations will be blessed through Abraham. And so it is: All who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing as Abraham.

Galatians 3: 10-12 The Scriptures say, 'Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all these commands that are written in God's Book of Law.' Only through faith can a person be made truly righteous.

Galatians 3: 15-23 The Laws of Moses, the Ten Commandments, were given to us to show how guilty we are and that few people can make it to heaven based strictly on those laws. Because we are prisoners of sin, all must trust Jesus to save them.

Galatians 3: 16-18 God gave the promise of His blessings to all nations through Abraham 430 years before God gave His laws to Moses. And because God does not break promises, it is through faith that we are righteous, rather than through His laws.

Galatians 3: 19-23 God gave us His laws through Moses to show people how guilty we are. But the Scriptures have declared that we are all prisoners of sin, so the only way to receive God's promise is to believe in Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3: 24-25 God's law, given to Moses, was our guardian and teacher to lead us until Christ came. So now, through faith in Christ, we are made right with God.

Ephesians 6: 10-17 Be strong with the Lord's mighty power. Put on God's sturdy armor of truth that will stand firm against all tricks of the Devil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. In every battle you will need faith as your shield.

Philippians 1: 21-30 Be dedicated to Christ throughout your life, even if threatened by death. Don't be intimidated by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they will be destroyed and you will be saved. We have the privilege of trusting and suffering for Christ.

Philippians 3: 8-9 Although we must try, we cannot count on our own goodness or ability to obey God's law. We can only trust in Jesus to save us. For God's way of making us right with Himself depends on faith in His only Son. Trust Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5: 7 As Christians, we must stay alert so we will not be surprised when the Lord returns. We are protected by the armor of faith and love, knowing that God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 1: 4-5 Teachers of Christianity should not speculate over religious doctrines. For this only causes arguments and doesn't really help people live a life of faith in God. Rather, teach that love comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.

1 Timothy 1: 19 Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

1 Timothy 3: 16 This is the great mystery of the Christian faith: Christ appeared in the flesh and was shown to be righteous by the Spirit. He was seen by angels and was announced to the nations. He was believed on in the world and was taken up into heaven.

1 Timothy 6: 11-16 Pursue a life of strong Christian principles. Hold on tight to the eternal life God has given you, and confess it well before many witnesses. Obey His commands with all purity so that no one can find fault with you.

2 Timothy 2: 11-13 This is a true saying: If we die with Him, we will also live with Him. If we endure hardship, we will reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will deny us. If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

2 Timothy 2: 22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust. Follow anything that makes you want to do right. Pursue faith and love and peace, and enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

2 Timothy 4: 7-8 On the day of the Lord's return, the crown of righteousness awaits all those who remained faithful to Him in life. The prize is for all who eagerly look forward to His glorious return.

Titus 2: 1-2 Older men should lead by their own example, promoting the kind of living that reflects right teaching. They must be respected for their self-control and wise living. They must have strong faith and be filled with love and patience.

Titus 2: 3-5 Older women should not speak evil of others or drink heavily. They should train younger women to love their families, live wisely and be pure, care for their homes, do good, and be submissive to their husbands so they will not bring shame on God's word.

Titus 2: 6-8 We must do good deeds of every kind to serve as an example to young men to encourage them to live wisely in all they do. Let your example reflect the integrity of your teaching so it can't be criticized, and those that want to argue will be ashamed.

Hebrews 3: 7-19 Be careful to listen to the Holy Spirit within you. Don't turn away from God as Israel did and cause God to turn away from you. Warn each other every day to be faithful and trust in the living God, so that we will share in all that belongs to Christ.

Hebrews 10: 23-25 Let us hold tightly to our trust in Jesus because God can be trusted to keep His promise. Encourage one another through outbursts of love and good deeds. Let us not neglect our meeting together for worship now that the return of Christ is near.

Hebrews 10: 32-39 Remember to be faithful, especially when being persecuted or made fun of for your faith. Do not throw away your trust in the Lord no matter what happens. Remember the reward He has promised you! Faith assures our salvation.

Hebrews 11: 6 It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that there is a God and that He rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Hebrews 11: 39-40 Those people who remain strong in their faith in God regardless of persecution are too good for this world.

Hebrews 12: 2-4 Keep focused on Jesus, who is the author and perfector of Faith. Jesus was willing to die a shameful death for us on the cross because of the joy He knew would be His afterward. Be strong in your faith for your Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 13: 7 Remember those who first taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and trust the Lord as they do.

James 1: 2-4 When trouble comes your way, be grateful for the test of your faith and the new strength it will bring, for when your faith is fully developed, you will be ready for anything.

James 1: 5-8 If you want God to tell you what to do, ask Him and He will gladly tell you. But, you must not doubt He will answer. A person who doubts should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Those people waver back and forth in everything they do.

James 1: 27 Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.

James 2: 14-18 What good is saying you are a good Christian if you don't prove it by your actions? Faith is dead and useless if it doesn't reveal itself through good deeds. Being a true and faithful Christian is shown by the good deeds you do.

James 2: 20 Faith that does not result in good deeds is useless.

James 2: 21-26 We are made right with God not by what we say, but by what we do. Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so also faith is dead without good deeds.

James 5: 14-15 A prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.

1 Peter 1: 6-7 It is necessary that your faith is tested through daily trials, but there is wonderful joy ahead. If your faith remains strong during your daily testing, your trust in Him will bring you much praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ returns.

1 Peter 1: 21 Through Christ we have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave Him great glory, our faith and hope can be placed confidently in God.

1 Peter 3: 15-16 Worship Christ as the Lord of your life. Be ready to explain your Christian faith in a gentle and respectful way. Then if people speak evil against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.

1 Peter 4: 12-14 Don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through. Instead, be glad, because these trials will make you partners with Christ in His suffering, and afterwards you will have the wonderful joy of sharing His glory on Judgment Day.

1 Peter 5: 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you.

1 Peter 5: 8-9 Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around looking for victims, offering temptations of every kind. Stand firm against him by rejecting sinful behavior. Be strong in your Christian faith.

1 John 2: 24-25 Remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning about Jesus. If you do, you will continue to live in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. In this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life He promised us.

Jude 1: 5-7 This is a lesson to be learned: After God rescued the whole nation of Israel from Egypt, He later destroyed every one of those who did not remain faithful. He later destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because they were filled with sexual immorality.

Jude 1: 20-21 Continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith and pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit. Live in a way that God's love can bless you as you wait for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in His mercy is going to give you.

Jude 1: 22-23 Show mercy to those whose faith is wavering, but don't be lured into their way of life. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment.

Jude 1: 24 God can keep you from stumbling. Through faith, He will bring you into His glorious presence innocent of sin and with great joy.

Results Can Vary: Common words are ignored (such as: "if, for, and, because, when, what, where..."). If a word is not found in our keyword database, that word is also ignored. For example, 'sowing love' could find a passage referring to forbidden foods listed in the Old Testament because 'sowing' is not a keyword and 'cloven' includes the characters 'love.' Finally, not all Bible text is searched. Only significant words are considered, although that list is being constantly refined.
Note to Readers: This is a condensed representation derived from several versions of the Christian Bible. Scripture and other information are presented here so readers can refer to and interpret the same passages in their preferred versions.
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