"Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." This is the biblical definition of faith from Hebrews 11:1. Faith is assurance, a know-so not hope-so way of understanding why things happen. Below are some of the most important verses in the Bible on faith:
1. Ephesians 2:8
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."
2. James 2:17
"So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
3. First Thessalonians 1:2-3
"We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ."
4. Hebrews 11:6
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."
5. Romans 10:17
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."
6. Hebrews 11:2
"By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible"
7. Matthew 14:30-31
"But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"