And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Praise the Mighty God who loves us and gives us grace upon grace upon grace! He gives knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and discernment. There are many relationships that we sometimes have to wonder what it will take to ever please the other person(s) involved. But not God! He spells it right out. What does it take to please Him? Faith!
This causes us to go make to Hebrews 11:1. What is faith?
Not faith in ourselves, not faith in our intellect, not faith in our pocketbooks, not faith in our families, not faith in the world system, not faith in position or status, not faith in research…faith in the One True Living God who gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. The sure and certain God. When we place our faith in Him, we will never be put to shame!
What a blessing to know that the Lord himself is the giver of faith, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned (Romans 12:3).”
We can only please God by our continued confidence, being sure and certain, that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him with faith. This faith is the door to greater faith and the door to experiencing grace upon grace upon grace. “Now the just shall live by faith (Hebrews 10:38).”
We must note that this verse in context comes right after Enoch. Enoch pleased God because of his faith. God was so pleased that Enoch’s reward was to be taken up to be with God! Oh my, that is a “Shout now: Hallelujah.”
What are we to believe…that God is. The Lord, Jehovah, I AM WHO I AM is God! He is not one of many gods, not just a divine being who exists out there somewhere in the cosmos, but rather that HE IS THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, the Creator and Supreme Ruler of the universe.
Not only does God exist but He rewards those who seek Him. I mean it doesn’t get any better than this. God draws, is seeking those who will worship Him in Spirit and in truth, and rewards those who seek Him with Himself, with faith for salvation, forgiveness of sin, deliverance, righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
By faith, by faith, by faith!!! “Shout now: Hallelujah.”