Hebrews 10:38 says that “the just shall live by faith.” The next chapter tells us what living by faith looks like as a Christian:
1. Faith deals with the future and the unseen.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2. Faith gives witness through testimony.
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3. Faith gives the best to God.
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
4. Faith pleases God.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased
5. Faith fears God.
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
6. Faith leads to obedience.
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
7. Faith receives from God.
Through faith also Sara herself received
strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
8. Faith looks for heaven.
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly
: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
9. Faith is tested.
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
10. Faith blesses others.
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
11. Faith leads to worship.
By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
12. Faith does not fear man.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid
of the king’s commandment.
13. Faith departs from sin.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season
14. Faith applies the blood of Jesus.
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
15. Faith believes in miracles.
By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
16. Faith sees things to completion.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days
17. Faith receives other believers.
By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace