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What is Faith And How Do I Use It? (1 of 13)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Series -- FAITH: HOW TO GET IT AND HOW TO GROW IT
Notice what the Word of God says in Hebrews 11, verse 6. "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."
You know this goes contrary to what many people believe about God. This verse says that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. I want you to think about this throughout the message. God is a rewarder.
Many people think that God is anything but a rewarder, that God is an angry God, that God is a judgmental God, that God is a god who is just finding somebody out of line so that He can crack them with His stick. They believe that God is a God who is just waiting for you to make a mistake, for you to cross the line, for you to make an infraction so that He can punish you. They think that God finds a great deal of pleasure in chastising you. But here, the Bible says that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
God is a God who loves to reward His children. God is a God who loves to bless you. He is a God who is just anxious to give you the good things of life. He is a God who is anxious to reward you and He is a rewarder of them that diligent seek Him. That's the kind of God that we have. He's a generous God. He's a good God. He's a rewarding God. He's a loving God. He's a caring God. He's a healing God. He's a God who loves the blessed. He's a God who love's to keep His promises. God is a great and a wonderful and a mighty and a caring God.
God gives us a great secret here that the way to please God is faith. Faith is a premium with God. Jesus, in His ministry showed that He honored faith more then anything else. Again and again, Jesus showed in His ministry how He was pleased with faith.
I remember the story of Jesus and the blind man. There were two blind me ...
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