Expressing faith is vital … Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes (his return), will he find faith on the earth?” And remember, without faith it is impossible for us to please God (see Hebrews 11:6).
Faith is trust. It’s obedience. Without works, faith is dead (James 2). There’s more though …
It’s amazing when we consider to whom Jesus gave his highest praise as he looked for faith. It wasn’t to Peter nor any disciple. It certainly was not to the religious establishment in Jerusalem—Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, scribes, and priests.
It was to a Gentile Roman centurion who understood how authority worked (alignment) and how it was released through commanded speech (Matthew 8).