It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will happen. By faith we believe that God created the universe with a command.
The Old Testament heroes were saved by their faith- Abel, Enoch, Noah and Abraham.
Abel presented a better sacrifice than Cain.
Enoch please God and was taken up to heaven.
Noah built an ark and was saved from the judgement.
Abraham looked to a city with eternal foundations
These people did not necessarily see what God had promised, but they believed. They were looking for a heavenly homeland.
Faith is not about believing impossibly and contradictory things. Faith is about trusting God in difficult situations.
Faith means looking to an eternal home not an earthly home, to a city of God rather than one of human construction.
Faith causes us to lift our visions above the tumult of the nations to see God at work in our daily life.
Lord Jesus I choose to walk by faith and not by what I see and to trust you in every part of my life. Amen.