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 according to Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” “Trusting and believing in or for something to be real and true without tangible evidence of it at the time.”
As Christians, we believe by faith and trust what the bible says. Therefore, our belief should move us to live our lives in obedience to that faith we claim to have in God.
In agreeing with the truth of God's Word, it should mean to us that we are also agreeing to have our lives transformed by it.
It is by faith alone that we please God.
As we look throughout scripture we see one person after another who by faith believed God and acted upon that belief.
Hebrews 11:4-5 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain offered. Through this he was approved as righteous, with God testifying concerning his gifts. He still speaks through his faith, though he is dead.
5 By faith Enoch was taken to heaven so that he would not see death. He was not found, because God took him away. For before he was taken, he had this commendation, that he pleased God.
Genesis 15:6-Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness
Hebrews 11:7- By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark to save his family, by which he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
As we can see from scripture, the lives of these old testament saints are illustration of not only their faith in God, but God's approval of them by their faith.
According to this text, faith believes that God exist and He is who He says He is. Faith believes He is the God of the Universe, God of creation, the Sovereign God.
Faith believes that God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Faith believes God is real and He rewards those who seek him with their whole heart.
The more we allow the Word of God to take root in our hearts, the more we get to know who God is by faith.
The more we walk by faith and not by sight, the more our faith and trust in God becomes.
The more we take possession of the Word of God and promises of God as our own, the more we become assured of things hoped for and the more we are convinced of those things that are not yet manifested in our lives, We then can rest assured by faith that they will happen because God said it.
It is by faith alone that we please God. It is by faith alone that the evidence of God's existence is displayed in our lives.
Faith is not something we possess ourselves. It is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boas
Where is your faith on today? Is it in God? I can only hope and pray that it is for your reward is great in heaven if it is.