Faith

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

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.


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Bible Commentary

Hebrews 11:6 is a Bible verse in the New Testament that teaches us how to please God and have His rewards.

Have you ever listened to someone tell you how busy they are, how full their schedule is or how many things they knocked off their to-do list over the weekend? Do you pride yourself in how busy you are or how full your schedule is?

Being in a very active, high-energy mode over an extended period of time is very draining, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Hebrews 11:6 said the way to please God is by faith, not by spinning our wheels so fast we’re exhausted all the time.

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We’re not born with a strong faith, so it’s something which must be cultivated. Faith (our belief system) is a spiritual muscle that needs to be trained and worked out in order to become strong.

Fortunately, this kind of workout is simple to do. The difficult part is making the decision to do it.

Unlocking the Truth – Pleasing God through Faith

In the midst of Jesus’ ministry here on earth, there were times He and the disciples couldn’t even take time to eat because there were so many people to minister to. He was enveloped in throngs of people wherever he went.

There couldn’t have been a more important work or ministry in all of history than the one Jesus had. Yet He made time for rest, for quiet times alone with His Father.

Luke 4:42, “When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.”

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As important as His ministry was here on earth and as much as He loved the people and wanted to minister to them, Jesus knew His first priority was spending time alone with His Father.

You see, that’s why He had such an important ministry and work to do, because Jesus could be trusted to seek His Father first. He sought Him diligently, as Hebrews 11:6 says.

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No matter how noisy the crowds were who were searching for Him, He chose His Father first.

Jesus knew His power came from the Father, and in order to be effective in ministering to the people He had to first meet with Him, not the people.

You see, Jesus included His Father in His work. And God rewarded His Son’s faith and diligence in seeking Him. 
“Diligent” in Webster’s dictionary means: to esteem, love; characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort.

There is no better way of showing or developing our love for God than by seeking Him earnestly, with energetic effort. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Interestingly, the simple aact of investing time with Him is reward in itself.  

I have found that by taking God’s Word with me into my workday is far better than disregarding it and charging forward without it. The most exciting part for me is the fact that the tasks of the day are much easier, like having wind beneath my wings.

The reward increases.

When we take Him with us in faith every day, our hearts become one with His. Then our motivation in doing the work becomes righteous.

That’s when we’re not doing it just for the money, out of guilt or to be noticed by men. And that’s when we feel the power of God doing the work through us, and there is so much joy in that.

The rewards multiply!

Don’t go through life without the rewards of God. There is so much He desires to give you.

Study the Bible verse of Hebrews 11:6. Our time with Him and His Word is greatly pleasing to Him and the rewards of God are greatly satisfying to us.

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