This is a subsidiary post to Faith.
Faith is foundational to our walk with God. It is not optional. Faith is the way we walk with God – the way we obey Him (see Faith Is Righteousness).
Romans 14:23 – “…whatever is not from faith is sin.” – This makes faith foundational to life with God.
Hebrews 3:12 – “Take care…that there not be in…you an evil, unbelieving heart…” – If an unbelieving heart is “evil,” then only a believing heart can be good.
Hebrews 10:38 – The Lord has no pleasure in the one who shrinks back from walking in faith.
Hebrews 11:6 – Amplifying the thought just expressed in Hebrews 10:38, this text is stating emphatically that “without faith it is impossible to please God” [emphasis added]. That’s foundational!
Jude 1:3, 20 – The faith was “once for all handed down” and since that faith is in Christ, it is a foundation upon which we can “build ourselves up.”