Pleasing God 2
That is the reason you are alive you know.
Hebrews 11:5: By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
1 Thessalonians 2:4: But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 4:1: Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
Galatians 1:10: For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Colossians 1:10: That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Philippians 4:18: But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:16: But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
In pleasing the Father, Jesus set the perfect example and the Father wants to make us like Him.
John 8:29: And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do ALWAYS (capitals mine) those things that please him.
Romans 8:29: For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 15:1: We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
We must choose many times every day and every hour between pleasing our flesh and pleasing Him. Every choice and decision should be made with the goal of pleasing Him. I thank our long-suffering God that He forgives and brings us back to Himself.