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Article – How do we please God?
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Article – How do we please
In my own quiet times I have
been convicted of needing to spend more time
in praising God. I have begun reading the
Psalms they are full of praise songs to God.
You find so many different things to praise
God for as you read.
One Psalm jumped out at me today
and I wanted to share it with you. “But,
the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear
Him. In those who hope in his steadfast love.”
Psalm 147:11. How do we please God?
This verse is part of the answer.
The first part is fearing Him. What does fear
mean here? It doesn’t mean that we are
trembling and afraid we will be struck by
lightning any minute. What it does mean is
a reverence for God and who He is. God is
Holy and there is none like Him. For that
very specific reason we can worship Him. People
often try to say what God is like, but we
will never get it right. God is not human
and he is not like us at all. We can’t
even use our language to describe him. He
is truly indescribable. Thus, we revere Him
and our in awe of Him. Our reverence of God
brings God pleasure. Another version says
God delights when we fear Him.
The second part of the verse
says those who hope. There is a lot of talk
about hope these days. Hope in God will never
disappoint. If we truly hope in his steadfast
love then we will not worry. God loves us
when we don’t love him. God stands by
us when we doubt him or don’t acknowledge
Him. God keeps his promises and we don’t.
If we truly hope in his steadfast love and
believe it then we will not doubt whatever
comes our way. We will know no matter how
tough our life gets God is there and has a
purpose. His love is steadfast, unchanging,
unconditional, and permanent.
Ultimately, what pleases God
is revering him and trusting Him in all things.
We just scratched the surface today on what
pleases God. If you go to the Online Bible
Study at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com
you will find a link to a Bible Study that
list several passages about what pleases God.
Can I encourage you to dig deeper in the Word
to find out what pleases God? Then, when we
do find out what pleases Him we need to live
it out as well. Not just know it intellectually,
but act on it in our lives.
May Good Friday and Easter never
grow old to us. He is Risen, hallelujah!!
Because He lives, we will spend eternity in
the presence of our precious Savior worshipping
and praising Him forever. There is no greater
truth than that in this world.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain