WITHOUT FAITH, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD
In order to please God we must have faith. There is no way we can honor God without faith and trust in Him. We cannot guess or assume that God is a rewarder of those who seek Him, but we must know it because of our faith. It is not enough to simply say “I think God is able”, but rather you can say, “I know God is able.” That kind of faith will allow you to know that what is impossible to us is not impossible to Him. We have limits, but God has no limits. There is a portion of scripture in Hebrews 11:6 that speaks about the need for faith. It reads in this manner:
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seekHim.”
In the previous verse, we see how Enoch walked with God and that his faith pleased God. God gave him His favor. Here the writer indicates in this sixth verse that those who have faith in Him will receive the reward from Him. It is Paul’s heart and mind at work here so that the believers will know that nothing but nothing is impossible for God. As they draw near to God He will draw near to them. This kind of faith is seen through this entire chapter with many servants who trusted in God and how God rewarded them. My fervent prayer today is that no matter what you are going through, your faith assures you that nothing is impossible for God, and that every day you strive to please Him by your deep and abiding faith. I also pray you trust Him completely and you are willing to step out on faith whenever the Lord calls you to do so. May your desire and your aim be to put your trust to work because of your love and obedience to God. Know that when you do He will reward you bountifully.