I want to share a verse that you probably already know by heart. In my opinion, it is one of the most impactful verses in the Bible. It is required reading for any new believer, and a good reminder for even the most mature believer. It is from Hebrews chapter 11, verse 6, which says:
“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.”
It takes faith to believe that God exists. It takes faith to believe in the Bible. And it takes faith to believe that there will be eternal rewards for those who earnestly seek God. This is Christianity 101. The very first step is to believe, or have faith, because without faith it is impossible to please God. Impossible. How do we increase our faith? Well, Romans 10:17 reminds us that: “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” The more we read the Bible, the more our faith will grow. So, my question to you is, how is your faith? Does it falter? Does it change depending on your circumstance or what other people tell you about God? Faith is the foundation of every believer. Everything is built upon it. The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. If we don’t believe in him and what he did for us, then the door to heaven is closed to us. So I encourage you to read the Bible daily to increase your faith. Build on the foundation that is the very cornerstone of being a believer in Christ.
“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.” Do you have faith today? Do you believe that God exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him? If you do, then are you earnestly seeking him? Are you praying continually? Are you thinking on heavenly things continually? Are you reading your Bible daily? And are you taking up your cross daily and following him? Our walk with God, and our faith in him, needs to be a daily relationship. Just like we need food for our body, we need food for our soul. And if we miss a meal, we should know it. We’ll become weak, disoriented, and uncomfortable. So I encourage you today to take your walk seriously and to earnestly seek the one you claim to believe in.