And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Faith is the cornerstone of the Christian life. God promises to reward those who live by faith.
The Christian life is a life of faith. The only way to please the Lord is to live by faith. No matter how hard you try, the Christian life simply doesn’t work if it’s not lived by faith.
Chapter 11 of Hebrews is often called the faith chapter. The word “faith” appears ten times in the first 13 verses. This chapter lists many of the great heroes of the Bible, and they were all men and women of faith.
Here is a simple definition of faith: “Faith is trusting that God will do what He has said He would do.”
This verse gives us two truths about faith.
First, faith begins with the belief that God exists. The starting point for the life of faith is believing that God is. God is more than an impersonal force. He is the eternal creator who is ever-present and ever-powerful. He is good, loving, and wants a relationship with His creation.
Second, you must believe that God is the rewarder of those who seek Him. What does it matter if God exists but never interacts with His creation? However, if God rewards those who seek Him, then everything changes. When you seek the Lord, you are rewarded with heaven when they die and the abundant life in the here and now.
The first step of faith is putting your trust in Jesus as your Savior and Lord. The next step of faith is seeking Him with all your heart. After that, it’s a matter of trusting Him in your daily decisions. God works in your life to grow and test your faith.
There will be difficult times when you must trust God as never before. Remember, during those times, God rewards those who seek Him and live by faith.
Without faith, you stand alone, trusting in your strength and wisdom. When you live by faith, you walk in the favor and blessing of God. You live in fellowship with Him, and your life is pleasing to the Lord.
Look at that promise again.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. – Hebrews 11:6
Make these Confessions.
I live by faith, trusting in what God has said and promised.
I am committed to seeking the Lord with all I am.
God will reward my seeking Him by revealing Himself to me.
My faith in God is pleasing to Him.
In Jesus’ Name,
The Christian life is a life of faith. It is trusting that God rewards those who seek Him with all their heart.
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