FAITH TO PLEASE GOD
Scripture Reading: “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.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Through faith we must believe that God is, and while persistently and diligently seeking Him, we come into an inexhaustible reward in the form of His Son. As God opens our eyes spiritually and we become able to understand the fact of the Finished Work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our faith will increase tremendously. What a powerful transformation takes place when we understand by The Holy Ghost that the Great I AM is as real and available to us today as He was from the beginning. No waiting for a “sweet by and by” God, but One Who is presently living in and through us! One through Whom every good and perfect gift can be manifested in all our lives by little and little as we simply believe in Him.
Faith pleases God. When God is pleased, He delights in us. “If the LORD delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.” (Numbers 14:8) The land is no longer Canaan but our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and the unsearchable riches in Him. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” (Ephesians 1:3).
May God grant each of us the faith that would let us agree with the Apostle Paul and proclaim, “the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20).