Have you ever taken a concordance and looked at how prominent this word “faith” is in the Bible? It’s prominent!
Hebrews 11 is sometimes called, “The Faith Chapter,” or “The Heroes Of The Faith.” It describes people who set a great example for us. Hebrews 12:1, referring back to chapter 11, says, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…” This simply means that these people in chapter 11 give testimony that faith reaps great reward, and it is a primary motivator to lay aside any sins or hindrances and face each day with the optimism that God is in it.
In Hebrews 11, verse 6 is a key verse, saying that without faith it is impossible to please God. Therefore, whatever we do must be done in faith if it is to have any real value. The verse also gives two directions that our faith must be aimed: 1) that God is, i.e, that He is real; then, 2) that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. I submit that to the person of faith, God becomes more real each day, and His rewards are exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think, according to the power that works in us, which is the power of His Spirit.
Saints down through the ages, including modern times, have been so firm in their faith that they have laid down their physical lives for what they believed. Whether abounding or being abased, faith enables us to remain constantly content.