Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
All these people lived all their lives in faith, and died without receiving what had been promised; they only saw it far ahead and welcomed the sight of it, recognizing that they themselves were only foreigners and strangers here on earth.
let us draw near to God in sincerity of heart and with perfect faith, with our hearts cleansed from the sense of sin, and our bodies washed with clean water.
but earnestly urged Greeks as well as Jews to turn to God in repentance and to believe in our Lord Jesus.
1 Corinthians 13:13
So faith, hope, and love endure. These are the great three, and the greatest of them is love.
For in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor the want of it counts for anything, but only faith acting through love.
Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to arouse faith in those whom God has chosen, and the comprehension of religious truth,
1 Peter 1:7
they are to show that your faith when tested is found to be more precious than gold, which though it is perishable is tested with fire, and they will bring you praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who through the uprightness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have been given a faith as privileged as ours;
so that you may never grow careless, but may learn to follow the example of those who through their faith and endurance are the possessors of God's promises.
Faith led Noah, when he was warned by God of things no one then saw, in obedience to the warning to build an ark in which to save his family, and by such faith he condemned the world, and came to possess that uprightness which faith produces.
It was in this hope that we were saved. But a hope that can be seen is not a hope, for who hopes for what he sees?
2 Corinthians 4:18
because I keep my eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 5:17
So if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new being; the old state of things has passed away; there is a new state of things.
1 Peter 1:8
You must love him, though you have not seen him, but since you believe in him though you do not now see him, rejoice with triumphant, unutterable joy
No one after drinking old wine wants new, for he says, 'The old is better!' "