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Please God, Serve People | Ripple Effect Disciplines

One of the re-occurring themes in the Bible is living a life that pleases God. God repeats themes in Scripture that are significant to Him. If you read about different kings in the Bible, you will discover some pleased God, but most did not.

 Life is made up of choices and choosing to please God changes your life for the better in this life and the next. Often people don’t think about life beyond the grave or don’t think there is one because they are blinded by that reality.

2 Corinthians 4:4Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. [1]

The Lord Desires that We Please Him

People may ask, “What must I do to please God?” People may think they have to do something fantastic before they can please God. The first steps to pleasing God begins when we place our faith in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

Hebrews 11:And 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. [2]

Josiah Pleased God

Josiah was a King of the Southern Kingdom of Judah and was a person who had faith in the Lord. An overflow of Josiah’s faith resulted in pleasing God.  2 Kings 22:King Josiah did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right. [3]

You, too, Can Please God

Pleasing God is a choice that the Lord wants us to make throughout our life. If you have never taken the step of asking Jesus into your heart as your Savior, He is calling you now to do so. This is the first step in pleasing God.

The Sinner’s Prayer by Dr. Ray Pritchard

Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.[4]

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.


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