Bible Reading: Hebrews 11
Insight: “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.” (Heb 11:6)
Insight one: What is the essential prerequisite for people to please God? One must believe in God! If there is no faith, no matter how many good deeds, no one can please God. People have no faith in God is equivalent to they do not treat God as God. This is similar to an insult when a son denies his father, which certainly is not possible to please God. Before you know Jesus, God is just a concept, and it is not possible for you to believe in Him. But when you accept the salvation of Jesus Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, your whole body will have a new and correct relationship with God. This is faith.
Insight two: Will it be enough when I simply believe God’s existence? It is not enough! Even the devil believes the existence of God (Jas 2:19). We must believe in the Lord Jesus who was sent by God and establish a personal, vivid, lively relationship with Him. We must believe in the God who is kind, loving, and full of grace. He richly blesses all who call on Him (Rom 10:12).
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for the faith that You have built inside me. Please open my spiritual eyes. I want to devote my time and draw near to You. Through the light of Your words, I can know You more, love You more, and become more like you. Please increase my faith and I am willing to live out the faith through deeds and to please You in all things. I pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ, Amen!