Joh 11:25-27; Rom 10:8-13; Pro 3:5-6; Rom 6:8-14; Php 2:12-13; Joh 1:12-13; 3:14-18; 9:35-39; 12:35-50.
PRCHR-19-151118 - length: 37:45 - taught on Nov, 18 2015
Bible faith defined and described
ROM 4:3 "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS."
hiphil stem =
to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in
“BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”
firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, steadiness
To believe in the Lord is to be certain, to trust, to stand firm.
The righteous man shall live by faith, and that faith is firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, steadiness.
BDAG Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature.
i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ).
To consider something to be true and therefore worthy of one’s trust; believe.
To entrust oneself to an entity in complete confidence, believe (in), trust,…
with the implication of total commitment [as in reliance] to the one who is trusted.
In the NT God and Christ are objects of this type of faith that relies on their power and nearness to help,
in addition to being convinced that their revelations or disclosures are true.
Count on it
Verse 8 says we believe something, and verse 9 explains why we believe something.
Believing is always based on knowing.