KJV Hebrews 11:6
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.
We are to believe that God is good because He is. It may seem simple enough but there are many who do not believe that God truly is good. Some may think that God is just out to punish us for everything bad that we do. Don’t get me wrong, if we are in sin then we should expect that God will bring judgment on our lives.
It is important to live the way God wants us to. When we choose to live in a lifestyle of sin then we alienate ourselves from the provision of God. God can’t work in us because sin separates us from God. Jesus came that we could have eternal life which is to know God (John 17:3). The only way we can know God is through faith and faith is:
1 – Believing that He exists; that He is.
The first step is to have faith in God. We can’t be saved unless we have faith in God. We are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8).
2 – Believing that He is a good God and brings rewards those who diligently seek Him.
KJV Romans 8:28
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
The second step is to believe that God is a good God. Many don’t believe that God has our good in mind. Many think that God is just out to punish us for our sins, but that is a lie that Satan would like you to believe. God does have rewards for us, but it is for “those who diligently seek Him.” God rewards those who don’t give up at every problem that arises.