16. Therefore (inheriting) the promise is the outcome of faith and depends entirely on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor) to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants; not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham who is thus the father of us all. Amp.
Faith -d) unquestioning belief: loyalty.
We are in this to show that we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We know that is the way we please Him. We must believe to see the answers to our prayers. Faith is the foundation of all.
We sometimes make it so difficult when it is actually easy. The basic ingredient in faith is love. When the Lord chooses us, He plants us with His love. He loves us. He wants us to know Him. He wants us to know His love.
When we are touched by His love we are changed. His love is not like any other. We are created to love Him. We are fueled by His love. It causes us to obey Him at all costs because we want nothing more than His love.
We become loyal faithful followers of Jesus because He loves us, and we love Him. We feel His goodness in our heart. We feel His power in our lives and only want to be pleasing to Him. Everything about Him causes us to have faith.
What is the way to faith? We draw near to Him. We get to know Him. We learn of Him. We receive all He has for us. Then we cannot help but believe everything that we see. He is overwhelmingly amazing. How can we not believe?