Some years back there was a popular song that said “I believe that Someone in the great somewhere hears every word.” Is believing something like that believing in God? Today’s devotional will help you answer that question. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Hebrews 11:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
“If you would come to God, you must believe that there is a God, and you must believe that God is what he says he is. Otherwise, if you make God to be other than he says he is, you make God to be an idol, your god is an imaginary being. You must accept God as he is revealed in Scripture. What he says he is, that he is; and what he is, you must believe, believing that he is, and that he is God. Oh, but how easy it is for a man to get away from that elementary truth, and to say, ‘Oh, yes; I believe in God!’ But do you believe in inflexible justice? Do you believe in infinite mercy? Do you believe in an omniscience that cannot fail to see? Do you believe in the omnipresence that can never fail to be where you are? Do you believe all this? Because, if not, you do not believe in God; you may believe in your own idea of God, but you do not really believe in God. If you would come to God, you must believe that he is what he says he is.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 185-186]