Faith Is “Coming to” God

This is a subsidiary post of Defining Faith.
It is also a subsidiary post of Various Biblical Terms That Describe the Posture of Faith.
It is also a subsidiay post of Coming.

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Keystone verse of this study:  Hebrews 11:6.  That is, faith has to do with coming to God.

Matthew 5:1  –  “His disciples came to Him”

Matthew 11:28  –  “Come to Me”

Matthew 19:14 (same as Mark 10:14 and Luke 18:6 both below)  –  “do not hinder them from coming to Me”

Matthew 22:3  –  “… and they were unwilling to come.”  –  See John 5:40 below.
Matthew 22:4  –  “…come to the wedding feast.”

Mark 10:14 (same as Matthew 19:14 above and Luke 18:16 below)  –  “Permit the children to come to Me”

Luke 6:46-49  –  “…Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them…”

Luke 15:17  –  “came to his senses”

Luke 15:18  –  “I will get up and go to my father”

Luke 15:20  –  “came to his father”

Luke 18:16 (same as Matthew 19:14 and Mark 10:14 both above)  –  “Permit the children to come to Me”

John 3:19
John 3:20  –  “…and does not come to the light…”
John 3:21  –  “But he who practices the truth comes to the light…”
John 3:26  –  “…and all are coming to Him.”

John 5:40  –  “and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.”  –  (as in the parable of the wedding feast in Matthew 22:1-14, referenced in part above)

John 6:37  – “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.”

John 12:32  –  “I will draw all men to Myself”  –  We come to Him because we’ve been drawn to Him.  See James 4:8 below.

John 15:5  –  “apart from Me you can do nothing”  –  For this reason we should keep going to Him (Matthew 18:21, 22).

Acts 2:39  –  “as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself”  –  We come to Him because we’ve been called to Him.  See also John 12:32 above.

Acts 10:35  –  “the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him”

1 Timothy 2:4  –  “to come to the knowledge of the truth

2 Timothy 3:7  –  “never able to come to the knowledge of the truth

Hebrews 4:16  –  “Therefore let us draw nearto the throne of grace”
Hebrews 4:16 KJV  –  “Let us therefore comeunto the throne of grace”

Hebrews 11:6  –  “comes to God”

Hebrews 12:22  –  “you have come to Mount Zion and”  –  Alludes to Isaiah 2:1-4.

Hebrews 13:13  –  “go out to Him”

James 4:8  – “Draw near to God”  –  See John 12:32 above.

1 Peter 2:4  –  “coming to Him”

1 John 2:4  –  “I have come to know Him”


Esther 1:12  –  “…refused to come at the king’s command…”
Esther 1:17  –  “…’King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought in to his presence, but she did not come.'”
Esther 1:19  –  “…Vashti may no longer come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to another who is more worthy than she.”

Psalm 34:11  –  “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”

Isaiah 2:3 (same as Micah 4:2 below)  –  “let us go up to the mountain of the Lord”  –  Compare to Matthew 5:1 and Hebrews 12:22 above.

Isaiah 45:24  –  …Men will come to Him…”

Isaiah 60:3  – “Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising”

Isaiah 60:4  –  “They all gather together, they come to you”

Isaiah 60:5  –  “The wealth of the nations will come to you”

Micah 4:2 (same as Isaiah 2:3 above)  –  “let us go up to the mountain of the Lord”

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