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
Without faith it is impossible to please God. This is one of the most profound statements in all of Scripture. The absolute nature of this decree is stunning. The writer doesn’t say without faith it is difficult to please God. He tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God.
In order to be in relationship with God, we must believe that God exists. This may seem simplistic but it is vital. We believe that God exists by faith. Though we cannot see Him or hear Him with our senses, we believe and trust in Him nonetheless. He is alive forevermore and He is the “I AM” eternally.
God is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Human beings who realize God’s authority over them and realize their guilt before God understand that there is nothing they can do to earn God’s favor. However, God revealed Himself through His Son who lived for our righteousness, died for our forgiveness, and was resurrected for our justification. Those who trust in Him, by faith, are forgiven of their sins and reconciled to God. They are given a new purpose for living, a new desire for good, and are promised a home in Heaven. God reveals himself to those who seek Him sincerely.
Everyone places faith in something or someone. Some people’s faith resides in money, fame, or even ourselves. All of these sources will eventually let you down and leave you separated from God. Trust in Jesus! Place your faith in Him. Know that He cares for you and desires that you be saved. He simply calls on us to trust Him even though we can’t see and understand everything. Trust Him today, by faith!