Impossible to please God; without faith
Hebrew 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Faith is the most basic necessity on which our relation with God is built, without faith there is no relationship. Christianity is not a religion; it is a relationship with God. A Christian can not be a Christian if there is no faith in him or her. Faith can be at different levels or quantity; that does not matter for the start. But if we want to please God we need to increase our faith, for without faith it is impossible to please Him.
Faith does not mean only believing in God's Word. For faith without work is no faith at all. For i.e. a man who is dieing of thirst in a desert and is offered water, he needs to take that water and drink it. Only believing that the water will save him does not help.
The more we are diligent to increase our faith (that comes by exercising it), the more will we please God and thus receive a reward from Him. Because, when God is pleased, He rewards.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You have called us to be your children by the seed of faith you have planted in us. When we water this seed with your living Word, it erupts and grows. Our walking in your Word is the nourishment to our faith. Help me Lord to build my faith in You, so that I can please You. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
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