What Does The Bible Say About Faith As The Foundation Of Other Virtues?

What Does The Bible Say About Faith As The Foundation Of Other Virtues?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Proverbs 14:21 – He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that sheweth mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy.

Ecclesiasticus 25:16 – The fear of God is the beginning of his love: and the beginning of faith is to be fast joined unto it.

Ecclesiasticus 32:28 – He that believeth God, taketh heed to the commandments: and he that trusteth in him, shall fare never the worse.

Habakkuk 2:4 – Behold, he that is unbelieving, his soul shall not be right in himself: but the just shall live in his faith.

Acts 15:8-9 – And God who knows the heart bore witness to them, giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us; and he made no distinction between us and them, but cleansed their hearts by faith.

Romans 15:13 –  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Philemon 1:4-6 – I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ.

2 Peter 1:2-3 –  May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.



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