Pleasing God ….Finally (part 2)

Having faith pleases God.

  • Being spiritually minded 
  • Walking in fear of the Lord
  • Following Jesus’ examples
  • Obeying

I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

1 Chronicles 29:17

Giving sacrifices He wants_ pleases God.

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Hebrews 13:16

  • _Self_

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 

Romans 12:1

  • _Praise/Fruit of your lips_

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Hebrews 13:15

  • _Offerings_

I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you send, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. Philippians 4:18

  • _Broken/Repentant heart_

16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:16-17

What if I haven’t been pleasing to God?

  • _Repent_

If we confess our sins. he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

  • _Seek_

And try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Ephesians 5:10

  • _Aim_

So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 

2 Corinthians 5:9

Pleasing God is a lonely, less-traveled road that when chosen makes all the difference.