But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
 

11:6 believe that he. God is not found by naturalistic induction. Faith, or at least a willingness to believe, must come first (John 7:17). But faith in God is warranted by abundant evidence.

11:6 without faith. There are many things in life that we can well do without, but there are at least seven things a Christian simply cannot do without: (1) Christ (Ephesians 2:12); (2) His shed blood (Hebrews 9:22); (3) His sinlessness (Hebrews 4:15); (4) faith in Him (Hebrews 11:6); (5) faith-generated works (James 2:20); (6) true holiness unto Him (Hebrews 12:14); (7) heavenly chastisement (Hebrews 12:8). “Without me,” Christ said, “ye can do nothing” (John 15:5), but with Him, we have “all things” (I Corinthians 3:21).

11:6 seek him. However, no one can truly “seek after God” (Romans 3:11), unless God first seeks him (John 6:44; II Chronicles 16:9).


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