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Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1 NLT
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In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 NLT
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible...
It was by faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days, and the walls came crashing down.
Hebrews 11:30 NLT
Then Joshua secretly sent out two spies from the Israelite camp at Acacia Grove. He instructed them, “Scout out the land on the other side of the Jordan River, especially around Jericho.” So the two men set out and came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there that night...
It was by faith that Isaac promised blessings for the future to his sons, Jacob and Esau. It was by faith that Jacob, when he was old and dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed in worship as he leaned on his staff. It was by faith that Joseph, when he was about to die, said confidently that the people of Israel would leave Egypt. He even commanded them to take his bones with them when they left...
How much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight...