But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb 11:6).
There is a place where our heart and truth connect. The heart beforehand had grown accustomed to wandering in search of whatever would bring any semblance of satisfaction. The pursuit alone would appease it for a little while but only to eventually resort to the same empty space to which it had grown accustomed. Where faith in God is lacking, a void exists which nothing else can fill. A godless life is an empty life. Our displeasure is a reflection of His longing for us and His displeasure when we do not take advantage of the privileges made possible through the sacrifice of the life of His Son. God is pleased when the Holy Spirit is revealing Jesus Christ to us. The truth of God concerning His Son liberates the soul from the bondage of self-seeking. By faith we believe that God is who He says He is in His Word. This is both the truth and the reward of the saint, to know Him and to be known by Him. When we know what is to be known, our major quest will be to apprehend that for which we were apprehended. Our faith has made known to us that there is much more yet to know of Him, therefore our diligence is never to settle at any level.