“The just shall live by faith” appears four times in the Bible. It is found in both the Old and New Testaments. Throughout all time, God has called His followers to live lives of faith. Consider some of these Biblical examples.
Adam to obey a simple instruction not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Abel to offer a lamb as a sacrifice for his sins.
Enoch to please God.
Job to endure the loss of his family and wealth.
Noah to build an ark and preach for 120 years before the first drop of rain.
Abraham to leave his homeland for a land that God had promised.
David to await inauguration and to honor King Saul’s position.
Solomon to seek God’s wisdom in order to lead the nation.
Jeremiah to preach to a hardened audience.
Isaiah to declare “Here am I, send me.”
Habakkuk to pray in the midst of a rebelling nation.
Nehemiah to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem.
Haggai to preach for a return to building God’s House.
Ezra to teach and instruct the children of Israel as the rebuild the temple.
John the Baptist to preach of the coming Messiah.
Mary to declare her acceptance of God’s plan for her life as the mother of the Messiah.
The twelve disciples to leave all and follow Jesus.
The small boy to willingly give his lunch to Jesus not knowing He would multiply it.
The centurion to return home believing Jesus had heal his son.
Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus to care for the body of Jesus knowing that their public respect would be lost.
Peter and John to go to the tomb looking for their Savior.
The 120 believers to gather in the upper room to pray and await the coming of the Spirit of God.
Peter to preach the Gospel of Christ in Jerusalem on Pentecost.
Philip to leave Samaria to go toward Gaza to meet and share Jesus Christ with one Ethiopian.
Lydia to gather by the riverside with other believers to worship God.
The persecuted believer to preach the Gospel as the were scattered everywhere.
Paul and Barnabas to embark on a journey to take the Gospel the unreached.
Barnabas to restore John Mark to usefulness in the work of the Lord.
Timothy to pastor the church in Ephesus despite the opposition and his own timid nature.
Titus to pastor and to set things in order in the churches on the Island of Crete despite the unruly.
The Macedonian to give out of their poverty for the persecuted believers in Jerusalem.
The Philippian believers giving to fund
Paul’s ministry so that he would not be chargeable to the Corinthians.
The Apostle John to faithfully live out his final days on the Isle of Patmos penning the book of Revelation and looking for the imminent return of Christ.
Every believer today to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world while looking for the blessed hope of Christ’s soon return.
“But 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