Key Word: “Faith”

Lots of “believers” claim to have “faith” in God. But very few Believers know what “Faith” means in Hebrew.

FAITH- The Hebrew word for faith is  אמונה (emunah – Strong’s #530) and is an action oriented word meaning “support”. This is important because the Western concept of faith places the action on the one you have faith in, such as “faith in God”. But, the Hebrew word אמונהplaces the action on the one who “supports God”. It is not knowing that God will act, but rather I will do what I can to support God. This idea of support for the word emunah can be seen in Exodus 17:12.

Most readers of the Holy Bible think that “having faith” is important, and certainly it is, but what is most important about “faith” is this – In Hebrew, “faith” is an action word, a verb which means “support”. Therefore, when one is faithful to Yahuah, one supports Yahuah, not the other way around. The demand for action is upon the faithful, not on Yahuah. When we “have faith” we exercise faith by doing faithful things, and the only faithful things that matter to Yahuah is keeping His commands.

Because of this, we do not “have faith”, but rather, we act faithfully.

According to the Word of God in Romans chapter 10:17 “so then faith comes by hearing, and hearing of the word of GOD”. This means that faithful actions by believers comes from hearing the Word of Yahuah. “Hearing” means we hear it and take the Word to heart. We act on it and live by it. And the Word of Yahuah is that which is spoken by Yahuah, His commands, obviously. A “faithful” servant is an obedient servant.

In Hebrews chapter 11: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Clearly, faith is substance, which means that faith produces actions on the part of those who claim to have faith by exhibiting their faith in obedience to the Word of Yahuah.

Luke 11:28 “But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it”. When we “keep it”, we DO it. It is ours and we submit to it.

Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. Simply, faith comes from taking to heart the Word of Yahuah, His commands, His Words. And the Hebrew (accurate) title of Deuteronomy is “The Words.” The Words is loaded up with the good and merciful commands of Yahuah.

Brown-Driver-Briggs

אֱמוּנָה noun feminine firmness, steadfastness, fidelity Exodus 17:12 46t.; אֱמוּנוֺת Proverbs 28:20. 1 literally firmness, steadiness: Exodus 17:12 ׳וַיְהִי יָדָיו א his hands were steadiness (i.e. steady). 2. stead-fastness, אֱמוּנַת עִתֶּיךָ steadfastness of thy times Isaiah 33:6. 3.faithfulness, trust: a. of human conduct Psalm 37:3; Proverbs 12:22; Jeremiah 5:3; Jeremiah 7:28; Jeremiah 9:2; 2 Kings 12:16; in office 2 Kings 22:7; 2Chronicles 19:9; 31:12; 34:12; (על) בֶּאֱמוּנָה in trust (over) 1 Chronicles 9:22,26,31; 2Chronicles 31:15,18; ׳דֶּרֶח א Psalm 119:30; אִישׁ אֱמוּנוֺת man of great faithfulness Proverbs 28:20; associated with צֶדֶק in human character יַגִּיד צֶדֶק ׳יָפִיחַ א who breatheth out faithfulness sheweth forth righteousness Proverbs 12:17; compare1 Sam Proverbs 26:23; Isaiah 59:4; Jeremiah 5:1; צַדִּיק בֶּאֱמוּנָתוֺ יִחְיֶה a righteous man by his faithfulness liveth Habakkuk 2:4 (> faith Luth AV RV). b. as a divine attribute Psalm 88:12; Psalm 89:2; Psalm 89:3; Psalm 89:6; Psalm 89:9; Isaiah 25:1; Hosea 2:22; Lamentations 3:21; אֵל אֱמוּנָה Deuteronomy 32:4; his faithfulness is shewn in his works Psalm 33:4; commands Psalm 119:86; in affliction Psalm 119:75; in his oath to David Psalm 89:50. it reacheth unto the skies Psalm 36:6; unto all Generations Psalm 100:5; Psalm 119:90; he will not belie it Psalm 89:34. It is אֱמוּנָה אֹמֶן Isaiah 25:1; compare אֱמוּנָה מְאֹד Psalm 119:138. It is closely associated with the divine חֶסֶד mercy Psalm 89:25; Psalm 92:3; Psalm 98:3; Hosea 2:22; with the divine צדֶק, צְדָקָה Psalm 96:13; Psalm 143:1; Isaiah 11:5; & salvation Psalm 40:11.

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