: : “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1.
COMMENT: Faith is strong belief in God Almighty based on the mind's assent to the truth of the Scriptures. St. Paul stated that “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Faith is so vital to the Christian life that St. Paul declared that “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7) while our Lord Jesus Christ stated: “Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:27-29) Faith is planted and nurtured by knowledge through hearing the word of God. (Romans 10:17) It takes deeper roots through trials, when we, by the grace of God, weather the storms and the hazards that come our way. - Romans 5:1-5.