Without Faith It Is Impossible To Please God (1)

Hebrews Chapter 4; Hebrews 11:6

"But without faith it is impossible to please him (God)..."

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" (Jer 17:9). Many think that they are pleasing God by their good works while they fail to worship God in spirit and in truth. Many are even proud of their mega churches and large membership. They thank God and praise Him, and assume that God is pleased with them and blessing them while they fail to worship God according to God's Word and way! It is very dangerous to assume that we are pleasing God when our lives and worship are not pleasing to Him at all!

God's Word says, "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" (Heb 11:6). Without the living faith in God, in the Lord Jesus Christ and in God's Word with our trust, dependence and submission, we can never please God no matter what we have done or how successful and prosperous we are. When we come to God, we "must believe" that He is our living and true God and that He is our rewarder as well as our reward when we diligently and earnestly seek "Him." Sadly, many just seek after God's material blessings, wealth and health, power and sign gifts but not God Himself, nor His Word nor His will!

God will never be pleased with us if we fail to trust in Him and in His Word. What do you think when others do not trust you and your words? You must be very offended and feel insulted when you are regarded as an unreliable or untrustworthy person. Truly, "For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it" (Heb 4:2). Many nowadays arrogantly doubt, question and criticize God's Word! It is serious as "whatsoever is not of faith is sin" (Rom 14:23). It is sin when we doubt God and His Word as well as when we fail to worship God and live according to His Word.

THOUGHT: Is God really pleased with my life and worship?

PRAYER: Lord, help me please Thee with my faith and obedience.

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