66. Why does faith please God?

Faith is an expression of trust between people in a loving relationship. God strongly desires a meaningful relationship with everyone. For that relationship to be meaningful we must place our trust in God. This faith pleases God and He diligently rewards those who sincerely seek Him and place their faith and trust in Him. “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists, and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11 verse 6). What is faith? “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.” God blessed these men and women of faith in the Bible. Faith in God also gives us a worldview, and an explanation for how the world came about and its purpose. This helps us live God’s way. By faith we believe what He has told us through His Word, and that pleases God.

According to the Qur’an in surah Al Baqarah ayah 28, a faithful Muslim who puts his faith in Allâh will be raised to life and return to Allâh. Resurrection is the reward of faith in Allâh for the Muslim who has diligently pleased Allâh by his righteous deeds during his life and remained faithful to Islâm all his life.