Is God pleased with my faith?

“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.”

 

Hebrews 11:6

 

Therefore, if you have faith then you are pleasing God.

 

Notice the second half of the verse.

 

Genuine faith believes that God rewards the person who diligently seeks Him.

 

So, here faith is also defined by diligently seeking God, and without this it’s not faith.

 

So, faith has to do with a judgment we make concerning God’s nature: Is He a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him?

Is this what He is like?

 

If you are convinced He is, then you have faith.

 

And… then you will indeed diligently seek Him.

 

Then… what is the reward this text speaks of?

 

It is Him.

 

If He is the one you are diligently seeking, then the “reward” of this seeking must be to find the One you are seeking.

 

In other words, the question is, Is God fair and reasonable in what He expects from you?

 

Or, is He a hard task master, who is hard to please?

 

Ask yourself, Is God pleased with my faith in Jesus?

 

Is it a faith which pleases Him, according to this truth of scripture?

 

We know He doesn’t want us to live in doubt or confusion over whether we have “enough” faith to be pleasing to Him.

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