But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is…
This God taketh upon Him.
1. That every one might have a reward. No creature can be too great to be rewarded of Him, and the greatest needs His reward. On the other side, God is so gracious, as He accounteth none too mean to be rewarded of Him (1 Samuel 2:8; Luke 16:21, 22).
2. That believers might be sure of their reward. For God is faithful (Hebrews 10:23; Ephesians 6:8).
3. That the reward might be worth the having. For God in His rewards con-sidereth what is meet for His Excellency to give, and accordingly proportions His reward.
Parallel VersesKJV: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.