What we read in the Bible we accept as true. What the Bible claims to have happened in the past we believe transpired though we were not eye witnesses (Heb.11:3). What the Bible says exists we acknowledge though we have never seen them. It is by faith we believe the Bible. It is not a blind faith, however, but faith in the God Who revealed Himself so clearly in what He created so as to leave man without excuse for denying His existence and power (Romans 1). That same God revealed Himself through the written Word (the Bible) and through the Living Word, His Son, Jesus Christ, Whom He sent to earth (John 1:1, 14, 18).
We live our lives for the Lord not by sight but by faith. In chapter 11, the writer of Hebrews has given us many examples of those who not only lived by faith but died in faith (11:13). By faith Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood God told him would come upon the earth to destroy mankind. Noah may not have “seen” rain before, and certainly not on that scale (cp. Gen.2:5&7:4). God warned him of “things not yet seen.” Though he had not have seen such things, and perhaps could not even conceive of such things, he believed it would come! By faith which is “the evidence of thigs not seen,” (11:1b), he obeyed God and built an ark. May we have the faith of Noah who not only believed what God said, but demonstrated it by the way he lived!
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 (Hebrews 11:7).