Most men. . . play at religion as they play at games, religion itself being of all games the one most universally played. (A. W. Tozer, author)
If religion (a system of beliefs) is only a game, then it probably doesn’t make much difference how we play it—seriously or just for fun. But if, as most people think, it has something to do with a person’s relationship with God, it is more than playing monopoly or baseball. If it’s not our attempt to reach God but his gracious effort to reach us, we’d better pay attention to it.
It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)