Coming to God

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” (Hebrews 11:6).

Drawing near (proserchomai) to God is a distinct purpose of the new covenant. Through Christ, every Christian can draw near to God (Hebrews 7:25) with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith (Hebrews 10:22) and boldly approach God’s throne of grace in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

The only possible avenue you can take to draw near or come (proserchomai) to God is the path of faith. Like Abel, Enoch, Noah, and the rest who have walked with God and thus were pleasing to Him, you have to desire His communion/fellowship. God does not force Himself or His companionship upon anyone. This is not how friendship and fellowship occur.

God’s unchanging terms for His friendship and fellowship are concise: 1) Believe that He is—Jehovah is not imaginary or fictional in any way; and 2) Believe that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him—right and wrong matter supremely to Him.

God’s friendship and fellowship await all who come to Him on His terms.

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Author: jchowning

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