By Faith – Righteous and Pleasing

Happy Friday! “It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith. It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God.

And 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.” Hebrews 11:4-6 NLT

They were both recognized for their faith, one because he was a righteous man and the other because he pleased God.

Do you believe God rewards those who sincerely seek him? If so, take sometime this weekend to sincerely seek God. Whether you seek him in prayer, in quiet time reading his word for yourself, attending a church service or watching one on tv or on the internet, seek him.

Dear Lord, we know that you know we aren’t perfect. We also know that you know we are all a work in progress. While all that is true, Lord, we thank you for your grace and mercy that gives us an opportunity to accept you into our hearts and minds, and for your willingness to transform us into righteous and pleasing children of God who have faith in you. Lord, continue your work in and through us. Help us when our faith is weak. Touch our tongues and our hands so that whatever we say or do will be pleasing to you. In Jesus name, amen.

Keep seeking God’s truth! Keep trusting God’s word! Keep praying!

Enjoy your weekend.


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