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May Devotions
  1. Faith, not Sight
  2. Definition of Faith
  3. Faith is Unseen
  4. Faith of Abel
  5. Faith Pleases God
  6. Faith of Noah
  7. Faith of Abraham
  8. Faith Credited as Righteousness
  9. Power of Faith
  10. Blessings through Faith
  11. Faith Leads to Salvation
  12. Family of Faith
  13. Faith Excludes Boasting
  14. Justification by Faith
  15. The Shield of Faith
  16. Stand Firm in Faith
  17. Righteous Live by Faith
  18. Faith of the Centurion
  19. Little Faith
  20. Faith of a Mustard Seed
  21. Righteousness through Faith
  22. Weak Faith
  23. Faith isn't Blind
  24. Abandoning the Faith
  25. Worthless without Faith
  26. Worth More than Gold
  27. Faith is Resistance
  28. Faith Develops Perseverance
  29. Rich in Faith
  30. Faith and Deeds
  31. Our Deeds, Love, & Faith
Hebrews 11:6

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.

May 5

Faith Pleases God

We've already seen that it takes faith to believe in the existence of God because He is unseen.  We can see what God has done but we can't see Him.  Simply believing that God exists is not the kind of faith that the writer of Hebrews is talking about however.

James 2:19 says, "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder."  Belief in God is not enough, the last part of the verse is very important.  We must act on our faith in the existence of God.

Millions upon millions of people believe in God and then shrug their shoulders and move on with their lives.  These people either don't believe in heaven and hell or assume that they are basically a good person so they deserve to go to heaven.

God is more than just the Creator.  An acknowledgement that God exists is nowhere near the same as believing that He is holy, just, loving, righteous, etc.  Those who truly believe in God believe in the whole person of God with all of His attributes. 

If we really have faith in God - not just some generic cosmic creator - then we know that we must earnestly seek Him.  This is crucial to our understanding of God and our faith.

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