A Pleasing Kind of Faith

A Pleasing Kind of Faith
Hebrews 11:5,6
Pastor Aaron Robinson

“Well done my good and faithful servant”, something that we all want to hear when we are called home to heaven.  It is our desire to live a life that is pleasing to God. We want our deeds and actions to be joyous to God. Each of us would love for our faith to be pleasing to God.

In this section of Hebrews, the author is giving us illustrations of faith. One could say that the author is “calling the role” of our faith heroes and sheroes. The author points out Enoch and reminds us that Enoch did not taste death. This is significant because the wages of sin is death.  We are reminded that Enoch’s life is pleasing to God and God took him up never to be seen again. The Bible doesn't say what made Enoch’s life so pleasing but it does state that his trust in the Lord caused God to take him up.

The text tells us that Enoch walked with the God. I had to ask myself what does it mean to walk with God? To walk with another person means you are going in the same direction, and you are seeking the same destination.  To walk with God means Enoch was headed where God wanted him to go and was on a path or a destination that God had prescribed. Enoch was following God and living in his purpose.  Enoch was walking with God, Enoch was constantly in God's presence, able to hear what God was saying. Enoch had a pleasing kind of faith because he stayed in God's presence.

On this Lenten journey it should be our desire and our plan to walk with God. The more we walk with God the more we grow our faith, as we grow our faith, we grow our relationship with God and we are able to hear what thus says the Lord for our lives. When we do what God has called us to do, we can expect God to say well done my good and faithful servant. We may not always get it right but if we try, we will have a pleasing kind of faith that God will be proud of.

Most gracious and merciful God forgive me for all the times that I ignored you. Lord, forgive me for all the times I walked away from you. God forgive me for the times I did not follow you. God help me to trust you enough to follow you.  Put people in my life that will guide me and lead me closer to thee and help me to be all you need me to be. Amen and Asé
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