8460 pleasing God

8460 pleasing God

An essential aspect of the life of believers that is more than a matter of external observance, but a total and heartfelt commitment to God.

Pleasing God is commanded

Ro 12:1; Eph 5:8-10 See also 2Co 5:9; Gal 6:8; Col 1:10; Col 3:20; 1Th 4:1; 1Ti 2:1-3; 1Ti 5:4

It is more important to please God than to please people

Gal 1:10,15-16; 1Th 2:4

Pleasing God involves inward attitudes, not simply external observance

1Ch 29:17; Ps 51:16-17; Ro 14:17-18 See also Ps 5:4; Ps 69:30-31; Ps 147:10-11; Ps 149:4; Pr 11:20; Pr 12:22; Pr 15:8; Ecc 5:4; Isa 1:11-13; Eze 18:23; Eze 33:11; Hag 1:7; Mal 2:13-14; Ro 8:8; Gal 1:10; 1Th 2:4; Heb 11:6

Sacrifices and duties please God when carried out with the right attitude

Ex 29:18; Php 4:18 See also Ex 29:25,41; Lev 1:9; Lev 3:5; Nu 15:3; Nu 29:2; Ezr 6:10; Heb 13:16

Results of pleasing God

Ps 37:23 See also 1Ki 10:9; Job 33:26; Pr 16:7; Ecc 2:26; Ecc 7:26

Examples of actions that please God

Prayer Pr 15:8

Doing God’s will Heb 13:20-21 See also Mt 7:21; Eph 6:6; 1Jn 2:17

Examples of those concerned to pleased God by their actions

Ne 5:19; Ps 19:14 See also Ex 32:11; Ne 13:31; Ps 90:17; Ps 104:34; Da 9:17

Examples of people who pleased God

The example of Jesus Christ Mt 3:17 pp Mk 1:11 pp Lk 3:22 See also Mt 17:5; Jn 5:30; Jn 8:29; Col 1:19; 2Pe 1:17

Other examples Ge 6:8 Noah Moses: Ex 33:12-13,17
Dt 33:23 Naphtali; 1Sa 2:26 Samuel; 1Ki 3:10 Solomon; Lk 1:30 Mary; Heb 11:5 Enoch

See also

2057Christ, obedience
2339Christ, example of
5763attitudes, positive to God
5830delight
5919popularity
7434sacrifice
8024faith & blessings
8440glorifying God
8453obedience

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