What Does The Bible Say About Faith Pleasing To God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Genesis 15:6 – Abram believed God, and it was reputed to him unto justice.
Wisdom 7:14 – For she is an infinite treasure to men! which they that use, become the friends of God, being commended for the gift of discipline.
Wisdom 7:27-28 – And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself the same, she reneweth all things, and through nations conveyeth herself into holy souls, she maketh the friends of God and prophets. For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom.
Ecclesiasticus 1:34-35 – For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and discipline: and that which is agreeable to him, Is faith, and meekness: and he will fill up his treasures.
Luke 1:45 – And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
John 16:27 – for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father.
Romans 4:20-24 – No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “reckoned to him as righteousness.” But the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord,
Galatians 5:6 – For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.
Hebrews 10:38 – but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”