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.
Do you believe in God and are you really seeking him?
It has become more and more common in our society to give lip service to God. We hear people say that they thank God for an award or a big victory, but a look at their daily life reveals that they really know nothing about God. They say one thing in the limelight and live another.
Saying “I believe” and earnestly seeking are direct opposites. Earnestly seeking God is not dragging myself out of bed one day a week to come and sit in a building for an hour or two. If I am earnestly seeking God, I am reading his word daily, praying for others and looking for ways to serve. Oh, and the reward may not be what can be seen and counted, but it is inner, unshakable peace and the assurance of what is to come.