Hebrews 11:1-7 Without Faith We Cannot Please God
Our author wanted his Jewish audience to understand that faith has always been more important than sacrifices and works. And righteousness has always come by faith in God. No amount of sacrifices and works can achieve righteousness. Righteousness is given to us by God through faith in Him.
But also keep in mind that faith always requires a choice on our part. We must choose to believe what Jesus did for us and place our faith in Him.
Our author wanted his Hebrew family to choose to believe in Jesus and that choice is still needed to please God.