Have you ever read Hebrews 11 substituting the word Faith for Trust?
I encourage you to do that today.
Here are a few verses to get you started.
The Complete Jewish Bible does it for you.
Look and see.
1 Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see.
2 It was for this that Scripture attested the merit of the people of old.
3 By trusting, we understand that the universe was created through a spoken word of God, so that what is seen did not come into being out of existing phenomena. source
5 By trusting, Hanokh [Enoch] was taken away from this life without seeing death — “He was not to be found, because God took him away” — for he has been attested as having been, prior to being taken away, well pleasing to God.
6 And without trusting, it is impossible to be well pleasing to God, because whoever approaches him must trust that he does exist and that he becomes a Rewarder to those who seek him out. source
Is it just me or does the word Trust seem to more adequately describe what it takes for us to be well-pleasing to GOD?
I can have faith that a chair will hold up under my weight but until I actually SIT in the chair I have not demonstrated my faith – I have not TRUSTED the chair.
Many people believe (have faith) that there is GOD but is that enough to get them to heaven?
Faith must mature into Trust.
We must TRUST that JESUS life, death, and resurrection are sufficient – that HE is well-pleasing to the Father and so are we when we TRUST His Sacrifice for us.
When we TRUST we take our SEAT; we sit in the chair of faith that JESUS is enough to save ME.