But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is…
The "Cottager and Artisan" gives the following anecdote of the late Lord Shaftesbury: — "I was one day," he said, "about to cross the street in one of the great thoroughfares of London. It was very crowded, and a little girl all alone was much puzzled as to how she was to get over. I watched her walking up and down, and scanning the faces of those who passed to see if there were any whom she could trust, but for a long time she seemed to scan in vain. At last she came to me, and looking timidly up in my face, whispered, 'Please, sir, will you lift me over?' And," Lord Shaftesbury adds, "that little child's trust was the greatest compliment I ever had in my life."
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.