In Hebrews 11, written to followers of Jesus in really tough circumstances, the author says, clearly, “Without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God!” This passage says that without faith it is impossible to stay alive – stay standing – in this fight for life. To carry on with the imagery, our enemy uses whatever he can to get at us – one of those ‘whatever’s’ being a constant, inflammatory assault on us – dragging stuff from the past and on the One we love and serve. God is our shield – and it’s our faith in Who He is and Who we are TO Him that protects from the flaming garbage tossed at us. He stops it – not us!
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