We recently explored the admirable women of faith in the Bible. Now it’s time to shift our focus to the men of faith in the Bible. Among the heroes of faith in the Bible, we find the stories of 12 admirable men of faith in the Bible. These 12 men not only believed God with every ounce of faith they had during their time on earth, but they have also left behind a great example for us to follow in the present day. Without further a due, let’s explore these 12 admirable men of faith in the Bible!
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12 Admirable Men Of Faith In The Bible
1. Jesus – Faith over Power
The first admirable man on this list is none other than Jesus Christ himself. He not only is the perfect example of faith, but He is the author of it. Jesus lived his entire life on earth by faith and through faith. Whether it was performing miracles, praying to His Father, denying all temptations, guiding His disciples, or accepting God’s will in the most pivotal moment of His life, Jesus did everything with faith.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NKJV)
2. Abraham – Faith over the Known
There is a reason Abraham is referred to as “The Father of Faith.” Who else would leave behind their home land, family, and everything they knew just to follow God into the unknown? Only Abraham! Abraham believed God from the very first encounter with Him and continued to believe Him, despite having to wait years and years to receive the son of the promise. His faith never wavered.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (NKJV)
Hebrews 11:17-19 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. (NKJV)
3. Noah – Faith over the Unknown
Commanded to build an Ark when nothing resembling a flood has ever hit the earth, but following God’s instructions to the t, without any hesitation? That’s what Noah did. He quite literally saved his family from perishing in the biggest flood in history by choosing to believe and obey God. Noah didn’t have to see to believe. He believed first to then see God’s providence and power.
Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. (NKJV)
4. Paul – Faith over Past Convictions
Paul went from persecuting Christian’s who believed in Jesus Christ to becoming one of the biggest men of faith in the New Testament. He believed God no matter the circumstance he faced, and he made sure to pass on his faith to the church.
“I believe God that it will be just as it was told me”
Only a man of faith can say something like that.
Acts 27:23-25 For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. (NKJV)
5. Joshua – Faith over Insecurities
After Moses died and Joshua became the new leader, Joshua had no other choice than to believe every word God spoke to him in order to fulfill his mission in the promised land. Joshua never failed to believe God, in every instruction or battle God commanded him. Joshua led the Israelites to the Promised Land through faith and led them to victories in their battles by faith.
Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. (NKJV)
6. Caleb – Faith over Bad Reports
When the twelve spies returned from exploring the land of Canaan, only Caleb and Joshua returned with good news. Although twelve sets of eyes saw the same things, their reports did not coincide. Caleb and Joshua chose to focus on God’s power, deliverance, and promise to His people, while the other spies chose to focus on what their eyes saw. In this case, enemies that appeared as giants to them. Caleb demonstrated faith in God, regardless of what his eyes saw or his ears heard.
Numbers 14:6-9 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (NKJV)
7. Joseph – Faith over Death
Joseph demonstrated his faith in God until his very last breath. Although Joseph had no clue what the Israelites were going to endure the next couple of years in Egypt, He had faith that they would leave Egypt someday. His last wish was to bring back his bones from Egypt to Canaan when the time came. And even though years and years passed before this wish was fulfilled, Joseph died in peace knowing that God would liberate the Israelites someday.
Hebrews 11:22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones. (NKJV)
8. Moses – Faith over Glory
Moses is another great example of what it means to choose the unknown with God than the known without Him. He didn’t know what God had in store for him, but he believed that it was far better than anything he can find in Egypt. Clearly, his faith was rewarded when Moses led the nation of Israel out of Egypt, after being slaves for hundreds of years.
Hebrews 11:24-27 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. (NKJV)
9. David – Faith over Giants
David demonstrated great faith in one of the most deadliest encounters with one of Israel’s enemies. Goliath was an enemy that not only the people and army feared, but the king feared too. Unlike King Saul and the rest of the army, David believed that God would deliver him and give him victory over Goliath, the dreaded enemy of Israel. Without knowing it at the time, every previous encounter David had with beats prepared him for this encounter, where he passed his faith test!
1 Samuel 17:37 Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!” (NKJV)
10. Stephen – Faith over Justice
Stephen, the first martyr, was known as a man full of faith and this was evident, especially in his last moment on earth. Instead of defending himself when he being stoned to death, he resembled Jesus’ attitude by praying for his adversaries and demonstrating peace in a time of pain. He died in peace knowing who he was dying for and where he was going to. Stephen’s faith in God was worth dying for.
Acts 6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch. (NKJV)
11. Daniel – Faith over Life
Daniel was not only willing to, but he risked his life for the sake of God’s name. When he was told to stop praying, he prayed even more. When it made no sense to believe, he believed even more. Only a faith this strong was able to shield him from deadly predators like hungry lions in a den. Daniel was able to experience God’s deliverance first hand only because he risked it all to believe in God.
Daniel 6:21-24 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Now the king was exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God. (NKJV)
12. The Centurion – Faith over Barriers
And the last admirable man of faith in the Bible worth mentioning is the Roman Soldier found in the gospels. Not only did he save his servant’s life by interceding for him, but he completely wow’ed Jesus with his “great faith”. Jesus encountered many people throughout his journey – some who had faith, other’s who lacked faith. But, the faith of The Centurion completely surpassed the faith He had found among His own people.
When faith is present in our hearts, there are no barriers or limits.
Matthew 8:8-10 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! (NKJV)
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