Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Hebrews chapter 11 is known as the faith chapter. The writer of Hebrews starts off chapter 11 by giving a clear and concise definition of what true Biblical faith is and then he goes go to give evidence that true, enduring faith involves trusting God in all circumstances. This trust enables the believer to remain loyal to God and his Word at all times. Faith takes God at his Word and relies completely on his promises. It does not base its hope on visible circumstances, but on confidence in spiritual realities. Such faith enables us to have a right relationship with God. It causes us to pursue a deeper relationship with God, trust his goodness and have full confidence in his Word. Faith obeys his commands and guides us so that we come to base our lives on his promises, reject the evil ways of this present world and pursue a heavenly home. It teaches us to endure great challenges and difficulties, inspire faith in future generations, refuse to indulge in sin’s pleasures, endure persecution, perform might works and miracles in God’s power and for his honor and also suffer for God. Faith says we will not return to the useless and ungodly ways of the world.
This is the faith that the writer of Hebrews defined in today’s passage. I would encourage you to read Hebrews 11:1-12:3 today and let the examples of some the mighty men and women of faith from the past guide you in continuing your faith journey.