Hebrews 11:1–3 defines faith using words which are frequently quoted, and also frequently misunderstood. As with the rest of the book of Hebrews, context is critical. In this passage, the writer demonstrates that godly faith is really ”trust.” What we have seen of God’s nature and character should lead us to trust Him, and trust naturally leads to obedience. This is not an endorsement of ”blind faith,” especially since it comes after a lengthy discourse full of evidence and logic. Instead, the writer presents the idea of ”faith” as a confident look to the future, based on reliance on God’s promises. The next two sections of Hebrews will present God’s acceptance of faith and actions which prove it.
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Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.