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You Can’t Please God Without Faith

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“BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and thathe is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).The Bible unequivocally states that “without faith it is impossible to please him (God).” It didn’t say “without love” or “without prayer” or “without holiness;” neither did it say “without righteousness.” I’m not saying these aren’t important, for the Word of God lets us know they all are. What I’m saying is, it’ll take faith to activate and appropriate these and many more blessings that are in the Word of God to your life. Some have tried religiously all their lives to be holy, to walk in love or to pray, yet they couldn’t please God because they haven’t learnt to walk by faith. It’s impossible to walk in any of these successfully without faith. You’re not expected to pray yourself into faith. How else would you be able to pray to the God you don’t see? How do you know He’s really up there listening to you? It’s got to be by faith! So, you see, you do have faith. But now you have to learn how to make it work. “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). You believe the Bible is the Word of God and you study it, but you weren’t there when it was written. You simply have faith that it’s really God’s Word. That’s where it all begins. Faith is fundamental; it’s the foundation, for without faith you can’t even be born again. It takes faith to come to God; “…for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).Hebrews 11:2 lets us know that by faith the elders obtained a good report. This is referring to men who have gone before us as examples, the patriarchs of faith such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah and Elisha. The Contemporary English
Version says, “It was their faith that made our ancestors pleasing to God” (Hebrews 11:2). Hebrews 11 is popularly referred to as faith’s
hall of fame. It’s a rich, inspiring and challenging catalogue of men and women who had fantastic testimonies of how they pleased God and did exploits in their generations because they walked by faith. They obtained a good report from God. He scored them highly for their faith, by the things they did and said, Hallelujah!

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