June 17, 2022

Hebrews 11:6b

Written by:
Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy


Hebrews 11:6b

6b For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


A person who approaches God in worship and prayer is aptly described as “he that cometh to God”. Such a person must believe the existence of the living and true God as He has revealed Himself to us in His Word. It is not sufficient to believe in some supernatural, powerful force or energy that some would vaguely refer to as “God”. One must believe that He is the God whom He Himself has revealed through His Word. And for us, that means to believe in the God who is also one with Jesus Christ. To believe in anything other than what He has revealed Himself to be, would mean that the true God is not at all worshipped and sought after.

The one who truly believes in God as He Himself has revealed about Himself, will love to come to His presence. Such a person will draw nigh unto Him constantly and will walk with God as Enoch did. A true believer comes to Him not only during occasions of worship and prayer, but at all times – every day and every moment! His life is a longing “march” towards Him. A true believer is not an occasional visitor to God, but one who always abides and communes with God.

We must not only believe that God is, but also that He is the rewarder of them that seek after Him. Everyone who approaches God must also believe in His goodness and faithfulness to answer prayers and bestow blessings upon all who come to Him in faith. When a sinner seeks Him in repentance and faith, the Lord will bestow upon him His salvation. No one can ever commend himself to God, for he has nothing to offer to God. He must approach God with a humble and sincere faith, trusting that He is gracious to bless him with peace and joy.

In fact, God is a lavish rewarder. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Ephesians 3:20 tells us that He “is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us”. He abundantly pardons and grants us eternal life. He gives His Holy Spirit to those who believe and blesses them “with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”. God will see that those who diligently seek Him in faith shall have all His bountiful blessings. Most of all, God Himself is the Reward of all those who seek Him.

Gethsemane Bible-Presbyterian Church adheres to the system of faith commonly known as the “Reformed Faith” as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
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