I was reading Hebrews 11 this morning and came to verse 6 which says, "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."
Since coming to an understanding of grace, this scripture has always confused me. If God is pleased with us because we're in Christ and not because of our behavior, how does this line up with his grace? This scripture seems to be promoting a works mentality. I assume I must be missing something so I thought I'd bring it up to see if anyone has any thoughts because if Father's pleasure in me is based on my diligence to seek him then I'm not so sure I would pass.