Hebrews 11:6-And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Faith-pistis in the greek. translated in english to mean persuasion, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.
Hebrews 11:1-MEV-Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1-CEV Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see.
Faith for the believer is a gift from God.
Faith for the believer is not human belief (confidence), but divine persuasion that can not be produced in man himself, but has to be given to man by God.
Divine faith is continuously birthed in us daily as we pray, study and meditate on God's Word, worship and praise, which in turn fills us and enables us through His Holy spirit to love Him, learn of Him and know what pleases Him as we grow in our faith in Him.
Faith is what pleases God. Faith is hope that looks to the future with conviction or assurance of knowing that God will do just what He said.
Apart from faith in God, there is no salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one should boast.
It is through faith in God alone that new life of the Spirit of God enters in, abides within us and produces the fruit of the spirit of God within us.
Many have the idea that as long as you are a good person, you will be saved, especially if your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds. Good works and deeds are our fruit that are produced out of salvation given us by God.
Salvation by grace through faith alone is how God operates. We could not do enough good works to please God for it is by faith alone that pleases God.
The world says faith is to believe only what you can see and prove to be true.
The world says everything must stand the test of logical. logic-reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity.
The faith filled spirit of God says " i cannot see it, I can not feel it, I can not touch it nor smell it, but I believe it Lord because you said it."
We all have one of two choices. We can either believe God by faith or we can choose to believe our own senses.
Faith in God is not only believing for the here and now, but believing Him by faith in the future hope for the believer that is yet to come.
Everyone has some type of faith, but the key question is "do you have divine faith that only God can give? That is the only faith that really matters. When the rubber meets the road at the end of our lives, faith in God is the only “faith” that will guarantee you eternity with Him.
It is only by faith in God where true love is found. It is only by faith in God where the forgiveness of sins are taken away. It is only by faith in in God where you will find salvation and eternal life with Him. God is it!!!
Where have you placed your faith on today? If you are unsure of exactly where you have placed your faith or if you are in denial of the places you have placed your faith outside of God, here is some help for you on today on where to and where not to put your faith.
Let's listen to Psalm 146:3-10-Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. 4 His breath leaves him, and he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faithfulness forever, 7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. 8 The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord raises those who are brought down: the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord preserves the sojourners; He lifts up the fatherless and widow, but on the way of the wicked He brings disaster.
10 The Lord shall reign forever, your God, O Zion, unto all generation.Praise you Lord!
Remember, that without faith it is impossible to please God. Those who come to Him must "BELIEVE" that "HE EXIST AND THAT HE REWARDS THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.”
Where is your trust? In Whom or what do you believe? In whom or what are you seeking?
1 John 2:17-And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
It is by "FAITH" alone that God is pleased.