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As I read the Morning’s Reading about trusting in the Lord for our needs, I was reminded of the verse in Hebrews:
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 (NKJV)
That is a pretty strong statement! It is IMPOSSIBLE to please God without faith. Each and every day we are to seek Him and recognize that He is the One Who rewards us, even I believe with the parts of life that we take for granted. Even if King Artaxerxes had assigned a large army to accompany the people of Israel back to their land, if their faith had been in the army and not in the LORD, He would have been displeased with them. Whether there was or was not any army was not the issue. What their faith was resting in, was the issue.
The only battle that Joshua lost in taking Canaan, was when Joshua did not inquire of the LORD as to what to do. Joshua attempted to act upon his own wisdom rather than inquire of God and rely upon Him. Let us not make that mistake today. Let us walk in the power of the Spirit and seek Him diligently.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.—Romans 8:1 (NKJV)