5 Bible Stories of Great Faith…
The Bible is full of stories about faith. Here are just five of my favorites.
Abraham is mentioned several times in the Bible for some of the great things he accomplished, but Romans 4 says that he was saved because of his faith and not because of this works.
Hebrews 11 says that he followed God even though he was not sure where he was going. Abraham is known as a man of faith who faithfully followed the Lord’s leading.
God gave Abraham the promise that the Redeemer would come through his family. Abraham and his wife Sarah were past child-bearing age when God gave them a child named Isaac.
Even though God had promised that Abraham’s descendants would one day be a great nation, He asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac in Genesis 22.
God told Abraham to take Isaac to a mountain to sacrifice him to the Lord. God never intended for Abraham to kill Isaac. This was merely a test to show to us the type of faith Abraham had.
As we read the story of Abraham and Isaac we are reminded that God is faithful and that we can place our trust in Him.
The Bible Story Of Abraham is found in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament
Moses was born to a Hebrew family, but because the Jews were growing in numbers and strength, the Pharaoh of Egypt ordered that all their male babies be killed.
He was spared this fate because his mother placed him in a basket on the river. The Pharaoh’s daughter found the basket and rescued the baby to raise as her own.
Moses grew up in the palace among Pharaoh’s family. As he grew he learned of his own family’s plight as slaves.
Moses chose to renounce his royal family and assist his Hebrew family. He was banished from the kingdom.
God later called him back to Egypt to lead the Israelites from slavery into the land promised to Abraham’s family.
Moses did not see himself as the man God could use to take on such a task. However, through faith he led the Israelites as God desired.
The story of Moses can be found in the Old Testament of the Bible in the books Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy
After Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, they came to the edge of the Promised Land. As a preparatory step to entering the land, Moses sent twelve spies to learn how best to conquer.
The spies brought back news that the land was as good as God had promised.
However, ten of the spies reported that there were giants in the land and that they would not be victorious in the battle. They had no faith in the God who had miraculously delivered them from Egypt.
But, the two spies who trusted the Lord, Joshua and Caleb, were the only two adults who entered the Promised Land forty years later.
Joshua became the leader of Israel because of his faith…. and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat… (Joshua 6:20)
He was the general who guided Israel in their victorious battles with the inhabitants of the land.
When the walls of Jericho fell, it was because Joshua trusted God and His Word. Joshua led the nation of Israel as a man of faith.
The Joshua Bible Story of Faith can be found in the Old Testament books of Exodus, Numbers and Joshua.
After Israel inhabited the Promised Land God sent various prophets and leaders to speak His Word and lead the people before they had a king.
Part of this time period is narrated for us in the book called Judges. Gideon was one of these judges.
God called him to lead Israel into battle with the Midianites.
The Midianite army had about 135,000 men. Gideon gathered an army of 32,000 men. However, God told Gideon that there were too many men in the army. Through a selection process, God whittled the
Israelite army down to just 300 men.
Gideon was scared, But he trusted God to prove His promise. God said they needed a smaller army so that people would know that it was God who won the battle, and not a large army.
The night of the battle Gideon and his servant sneaked into the camp of the Midianites and overheard the telling of a dream.
The two Midianites interpreted the dream to mean that Gideon’s small army would wipe out their larger army.
With new assurance Gideon return to his camp to begin the battle. The Midianites were so scared so much that many of them started fighting and killing one another thinking that Gideon’s army was all around them.
Through faith Gideon, with a small army, conquered the Midianites.
The Faith Bible Story on the life of Gideon can be found in the Old Testament Bible book Judges
Esther was a Jew, but she was taken as the wife of Ahasuerus, the king of the Medes and Persians.
This king had a minister in his court named Haman who devised a plot to eliminate the Jews. Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, learned of the plot and told Esther to talk with the king about the wicked plan.
Esther was the queen, but their relationship was not like that of husbands and wives today.
She needed to request an audience of the king just like anyone else would. To enter the king’s presence without an invitation could get Esther killed.
Mordecai said that Esther was brought to the position she had “for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) She was the one who could alert the king of Haman’s plan.
Esther responded that she would stand up for her people even if it meant death, so she trusted God to guide her in revealing the evil plot against her people.
By faith, Esther boldly revealed her heritage as a child of God’s people, the Jews and stopped wicked Haman’s plan.
Esther’s Bible story on faith is found in the Old Testament book Esther