Originally posted on March 7, 2018 @ 9:49 pm
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.