Spiritual Insight: “Keeping the Faith”

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: AUGUST 1, 2016

SPIRITUAL INSIGHT SERIES
PART 8 OF 12

A set of Bible scriptures accentuating the importance of keeping the faith through hard times, and trusting in God’s plan – whatever His plan might be.

By Loring Tatem

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

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I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17)

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (St. Matthew 18:3)

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (St. Matthew 18:4)

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:6)

For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. (Psalms 5:12)

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Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (St. Matthew 7:21)

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26)

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. (I Corinthians 4:2)

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Proverbs 16:3)

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And the priest said unto them, Go in peace: before the LORD is your way wherein ye go. (Judges 18:6)

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (St. John 14:1)

And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, (St. Matthew 17:14)

Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. (St. Matthew 17:15)

And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. (St. Matthew 17:16)

Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. (St. Matthew 17:17)

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And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. (St. Matthew 17:18)

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? (St. Matthew 17:19)

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (St. Matthew 17:20)

Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (St. Matthew 17:21)

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And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (St. Matthew 6:5)

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (St. Matthew 6:6)

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Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (St. Matthew 6:16)

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; (St. Matthew 6:17)

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That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. (St. Matthew 6:18)

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. (Proverbs 24:10)

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalms 23:1)

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. (Psalms 34:10)

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalms 37:4)

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (St. John 14:27)

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)

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And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 11:13)

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (St. Mark 11:22)

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