|“And without faith it is impossible to please God…”|
The Book of Hebrews in the New Testament contains the most thorough exploration of what “faith” means to a Christian. In this letter from an unidentified author, we learn of the qualities of faith, the persistence of faith, and the importance of faith.
We learn that faith is not a leap in the dark, as many suppose. Rather, true faith is based on thoughtful, logical conclusions drawn from a thorough study of all the available factual evidence.
Probably no passage of Scripture sums up the importance of fact-based belief better than 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.
As we continue our walk with God this day through the life-transforming relationship with His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, let us cling tightly to the faith we have apprehended by means of the Holy Spirit. We belong to God because He chose us to belong to Himself.
Let us rejoice when we see God's hand at work in our lives. And, let us be humbly thankful that we do not have to live our lives without faith.