Passage ~ In the great Hall of Faith chapter in the Bible we read, “By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, ‘and was not found, because God had taken him;’ for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 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 11:5-6).
Comments ~ In this list of faithful servants of God we find this clear declaration: “without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Specifically, this short portion of God’s Hall of Faith is about Enoch—a man of significant faith. In other words we should strive to live a Godly life like Enoch did. Consider for example that we are told that:
 From what we read in Scripture Enoch apparently “walked with God” (Genesis 5:24) throughout his life of 365 years (Genesis 5:23),
 We are specifically told that he “pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5),
 Enoch was one of God’s prophets, “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also” (Jude 14a),
 And finally “By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, ‘and was not found, because God had taken him’” (Genesis 5:24; Hebrews 11:5).
One thing strongly implied in this passage is that good works done without faith are not a good thing in God’s eyes. Only that which is done through faith is of eternal value.
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