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.