"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." (Hebrews 11:6)
Faith, true saving faith, is believing God. It is believing in God, but more—Faith is believing God. It is believing what the Bible says about God, but more — Faith is believing God.
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” – Those who are without faith are without God, without life, and without hope, because they are without Christ (Rom. 8:8; Eph. 2:12-14). Christ is our peace! Christ is our Wisdom! Christ is our Righteousness! Christ is our Sanctification! Christ is our Redemption! Christ is our All!
Here are the three vital, essential, basic, fundamental aspects of all true faith.
Faith is coming to God (Heb. 7:25). Many physical acts are used to describe spiritual things. Faith in Christ is no exception. Faith in Christ has nothing to do with physical motion, posture, or location. You cannot come to God by a physical act (going to a confessional booth, going to an altar, walking an aisle, or saying a scripted prayer). Faith is a work of the heart. It is coming to God through Christ our Mediator. It is looking to Christ our Substitute. It is leaning on Christ our Beloved. It is bowing to Christ our King.
He that comes to God in Christ must believe that he is. He must believe that God is, not only that there is a God, but that God is who he says he is — Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as revealed in the Holy Scripture. God is holy, eternal, and immutable. God is mercy, grace, and love. God is righteousness, justice, and truth. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. God is good. And God is sovereign. He is the God of creation, providence, and grace. He does as he will in all, with all, at all times.
“He that cometh to God must believe that he is and believe that he is the Rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Faith is not believing that God can do anything. Faith is believing that God will do everything he says in his Word he will do. Faith is always connected with the Word of God. We must believe that God will fulfill every promise and purpose toward believers in Christ Jesus. True faith actually believes and is confident that God will give us all that Christ purchased (Rom. 8:31-34; 1 Cor. 1:30).