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Y3. Trusting in Yeshua & Believing that He is Our Messiah Sent by God.    [Make a Comment]

We are to trust in Yeshua and believe that He is our Messiah sent by God.

This precept is derived from His Word (blessed be He):

Key Scriptures

John 6:29
Yeshua answered, "Heres what the work of God is: to trust in the one He sent!'

John 8:24
This is why I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not trust that I AM [who I say I am], you will die in your sins.

John 14:1, 6
Don't let yourselves be disturbed. Trust in God and trust in me ... Yeshua said, "I AM the Way - and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me."

Supportive Scriptures - Eternal Life (Salvation)

Matthew 19:16-21 (see also Mark 10:17-21; Luke 18:18-23)
A man approached Yeshua and said, "Rabbi, what good thing should I do in order to have eternal life?" He said to him, "Why are you asking me about good? There is One who is good! But if you want to obtain eternal life, observe the mitzvot." The man asked him, "Which ones?" and Yeshua said, "Don't murder, don't commit adultery, don't steal, don't give false testimony, honor father and mother and love your neighbor as yourself." The young man said to him, "I have kept all these; where do I still fall short?" Yeshua said to him, "If you are serious about reaching the goal, go and sell your possessions, give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come, follow me!"

Mark 16:16
Whoever trusts and is immersed will be saved; whoever does not trust will be condemned.

Luke 7:49-50
At this, those eating with him began saying among themselves, "Who is this fellow that presumes to forgive sins?" But he said to the woman, "Your trust has saved you; go in peace."

Luke 8:47-48
Seeing she could not escape notice, the woman, quaking with fear, threw herself down before him and confessed in front of everyone why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. He said to her, "My daughter, your trust has saved you; go in peace."

Luke 17:19
And to the man from Shomron he said, "Get up, you may go; your trust has saved you."

John 3:14-18
Just as Moshe lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but rather so that through him, the world might be saved. Those who trust in him are not judged; those who do not trust have been judged already, in that they have not trusted in the one who is Gods only and unique Son.'

John 3:36
Whoever trusts in the Son has eternal life. But whoever disobeys the Son will not see that life but remains subject to God's wrath.

John 4:13-14
Yeshua answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I will give him will never be thirsty again! On the contrary, the water I give him will become a spring of water inside him, welling up into eternal life!"

John 5:24
Yes, indeed! I tell you that whoever hears what I am saying and trusts the One who sent me has eternal life - that is, he will not come up for judgment but has already crossed over from death to life!

John 6:27-29
"Don't work for the food which passes away but for the food that stays on into eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For this is the one on whom God the Father has put his seal." So they said to him, "What should we do in order to perform the works of God?" Yeshua answered, "Here's what the work of God is: to trust in the one he sent!"

John 6:40
Yes, this is the will of my Father: that all who see the Son and trust in him should have eternal life, and that I should raise them up on the Last Day.

John 6:47
Yes, indeed! I tell you, whoever trusts has eternal life

John 20:31
But these which have been recorded are here so that you may trust that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by this trust you may have life because of who he is.

Acts 4:12
There is salvation in no one else! For there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by whom we must be saved!

Acts 13:48
The Gentiles were very happy to hear this. They honored the message about the Lord, and as many as had been appointed to eternal life came to trust.

Acts 16:30-31
Then, leading them outside, he said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?" They said, "Trust in the Lord Yeshua, and you will be saved - you and your household!"

1 Corinthians 15:1-2
Now, brothers, I must remind you of the Good News which I proclaimed to you, and which you received, and on which you have taken your stand, and by which you are being saved - provided you keep holding fast to the message I proclaimed to you. For if you don't, your trust will have been in vain.

1 Timothy 1:16
But this is precisely why I received mercy - so that in me, as the number one sinner, Yeshua the Messiah might demonstrate how very patient he is, as an example to those who would later come to trust in him and thereby have eternal life.

1 John 5:11-13
And this is the witness: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Those who have the Son have the life; those who do not have the Son of God do not have the life. I have written you these things so that you may know that you have eternal life - you who keep trusting in the person and power of the Son of God.

Supportive Scriptures - Other

John 6:35
Yeshua answered, "I am the bread which is life! Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever trusts in me will never be thirsty."

John 12:44-46
Yeshua declared publicly, "Those who put their trust in me are trusting not merely in me, but in the One who sent me. Also those who see me see the One who sent me. I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who trusts in me might not remain in the dark."

1 John 3:23
This is his command: that we are to trust in the person and power of his Son Yeshua the Messiah and to keep loving one another, just as he commanded us.

1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Messiah has God as his father, and everyone who loves a father loves his offspring too.


The various Scriptures supporting this Mitzvah speak of trusting him, and others speak of believing in him; both infer having faith in him and in his Father in heaven who sent him. It is important to understand that the kind of faith to which we are called is not mere intellectual belief for we read in James 2:19:

You believe that "God is one"? Good for you! The demons believe it too - the thought makes them shudder with fear!

Our belief must be more than cognitive - it must be a full embracing of Yeshua as our Lord and Messiah - no less than what is stated in Romans 1:8-9:

What, then, does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart." - that is, the word about trust which we proclaim, namely, that if you acknowledge publicly with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and trust in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be delivered.

Although pursuing eternal life (salvation) is not commanded, it is a clear benefit and result of trusting and believing in Yeshua.

Classical Commentators

This Mitzvah is not addressed by any of the Jewish classical commentators.


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