When we talk about what pleases God, I think we must put faith at the top of the list. Very simply, faith pleases God.
Hebrews 11—often called the faith chapter—makes it very clear how vital faith is to pleasing God. In fact, Hebrews 11:6 tells us,
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Notice it doesn't say, "Without faith it is very difficult to please Him." No, it is impossible to please God without faith. You and I must learn to trust God if we are to bring a smile to the face of God.
Some people say, "Well, there is just too much teaching on faith." I disagree. Why? Because it takes faith to please God. Without it, we have no chance at all of pleasing Him. In fact, Hebrews 10:38 states,
Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.
That is pretty black and white, isn't it? If you desire to please God, it starts with faith, trusting God completely.
I challenge you today to ask yourself, "Do I really trust God with every part of my life? Do I place my faith in Him moment by moment? Or do I refuse to trust Him as I should?"
If this is an area of struggle for you, determine today to spend time in the Word of God. For the Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Ask God to speak to you through His Word. Your faith and trust in Him will grow. Our great God is worthy of your trust.
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