Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV) 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.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him.” How do you please God? By faith. My friend, unless you are willing to come to God the Father by His way by believing in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, then you cannot possibly please Him. “For he who comes to God must believe that He is.” No amount of good works and money can compensate for a lack of faith. When man refuses to believe Jesus when He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV)., then he is calling God a liar. For Jesus and the Father are one, meaning Jesus and the Father are of one nature and essence. Acts 20:28 (NKJV) tells us “to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” The Lord Jesus Christ was the one who bought the church with His own blood on the cross on Calvary when He paid the penalty for the sins of the world with His death. And in Hebrews 1:8 (NKJV), God the Father says of His Son Jesus Christ, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.” God the Father refers to His Son Jesus Christ as “O God” indicating that Jesus Christ is God. There is God the Father and God the Son. And there is God the Holy Spirit. “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11 NKJV). Jesus said “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58 NKJV). The Lord Jesus Christ is the Jehovah, the I AM, God. My friend if God the Father, did not send His Son who is God, then Jesus’ death would not have been sufficient to pay the penalty for our sins. For only an infinite God could pay the infinite penalty of the sins of the world. Only God could take on the sins of the world, die, and be resurrected. And therefore, proving His victory over sin and death. If you believe that all roads lead to heaven, and that you do not need Jesus’ finish work on the cross for your salvation. You are saying that you do not need God. Then you do not believe God and you make Him a liar. And God is not pleased with people who call Him a liar. For “it is impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18 NKJV). We cannot earn salvation, it is not a reward. And we cannot buy salvation, it is priceless. Salvation only comes to us by faith. By faith we receive eternal life. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3 NKJV). Here the Lord Jesus Christ gives us a simple explanation of how eternal life is obtained. It is by knowing God the Father and Jesus Christ, God the Son. The only true God in contrast to idols, which are false gods. This verse does not mean that Jesus Christ is not the true God. Rather it points out that God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ, are the joint source of eternal life and they are equal Persons in the Godhead. Here in this verse, our Lord refers to Himself as Jesus Christ, for Christ also means Messiah, the Anointed One. And as Peter said to Jesus “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16 NKJV). My friend, “truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30-31 NKJV).
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.