THE NECESSITY OF FAITH IN GOD
Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
I am reading from Hebrews, chapter eleven, verse six.
"Without faith it is impossible to please God. For he
that cometh to God must believe that He is and is a
rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
Let me call your attention to the fact that FAITH is a
necessity in this daily life. When I get on the plane
to fly to some distant city, I put all my trust and
confidence in the pilot sitting at the controls. I
don't sit back there holding on to the edge of the
seat worrying whether or not I will arrive safely. I
trust the pilot. I HAVE TO TRUST. Or when I get on a
train to go to some distant meeting, I go to sleep at
night as I make that overnight trip. I have full
confidence that I will arrive safely. My confidence is
in the engineer.
And so it is, friends, in other phases of life. When a
young man marries a young woman, there is a mutual
faith, a mutual trust. There would be no marriages at
all if you didn't trust someone enough to marry them.
Much of our living involves this confidence in others,
trusting others. Human life on earth is a society and
we cannot get along without trusting our fellowmen. We
cannot live alone as individuals; we must live with
Now in the matter of souls, God says that without
confidence in Him there will be no salvation. If we
trust our human, failing loved ones, can we not trust
Almighty God? God asks of us the same confidence that
we give our loved ones here on earth, and even
strangers, like the pilot or the engineer. That is
what God wants us to do about His Son, the Lord Jesus
We are to come to Christ, trusting Him, putting all
our confidence in Him as our personal Saviour and as
our Lord. Christ went to Calvary and paid His Blood
for our entrance into Heaven, and God says we are
simply to trust Him to do it. We are to leave it ...
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