Friday, November 17, 2023

Those Without Faith

Those without faith cannot please God. If you have faith in God and His Son, be assured that God is working in you what is well-pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ. But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is (Hebrews 11:6).

No wonder faith pleases God, because He is the one who works faith in your life. It is by the grace of God that you are enabled to live by faith. For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8). Those without faith have not received the grace of God.

Faith is an abiding gift from the Spirit of God. You receive faith from God the Father, through the work of the Holy Spirit in your heart. It is based upon the good news of Jesus Christ, who died for your sins and was raised from the dead. That's the word of God known as the gospel of Christ. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).

Those without faith may try to please God with vain human efforts. However, faith is a result of the Holy Spirit bringing you to a point of confidence, assurance, and trust in the living God. Faith that pleases God is the very faith that He works in you. For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).