Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
(NIV)


This verse almost stands out as an "...oh and by the way..." We have already read of two examples of faith and the author wanted to remind us that without this faith that he has been speaking of, it is impossible to please God. Faith isn't just some extra bonus of being a follower; it is essential, it is the foundation of a God follower.

In our choices in life we have two: please God or please self. There are no other alternatives. So, we must choose between these two. We must choose ultimately and we must choose daily. This choice must also be done through the power of God. It can't be done in our own power, it must be done in faith.

Faith isn't only believing in the existence of God, it is believing in His activity in this World. It is believing that our dailiy choices are noticed by Him. True faith changes us. It is living and not dead.

Where is your faith? What is it in? Are you seeking to please God today?

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