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Pleasing God is Man's Privilege

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

Pleasing God in our worship and devotions to Him should be man's ultimate goal. As a child we always felt good when our parents expressed approval and were pleased with what we did. Likewise, if we have children, when they do something that pleases us, we are made glad. The love we are able to show God through our devotions is surpassed by the love He returns.

Our worship is to be devoted and in the conducted in the right manner. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shaft worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. --John 4:23-24

To be rightly devoted to God, worshipping him in spirit and truth is pleasing to God. To accomplish this, man must present his all to God. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. --Romans 12:1 True worship is worshipping God with a devout heart and presenting our bodies to be vessels for His use. The rewards God gives are greater than any sacrifice we can make to serve Him.

 


     

    DON'T LET SATAN DISCOURAGE YOU

    TEXT: Numbers 21:4

    INTRODUCTION: Satan has used the weapon of discouragement to beat down arid defeat some of the most spiritual Christians. Following are a few cases:

    1. DAVID WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "0 my God, my soul is cast down within me: Therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar." (Psalms 42:6).
    2. ELIJAH WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die: and said, It is enough: now, 0 Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers." (I Kings 19:4).
    3. JEREMIAH WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on ursury, nor men have lent to me on usery; yet every one of them doth curse me." (Jer. 15:10).
    4. JOB WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul." (Job 10:1).
    5. MOSES WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favor in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness." (Num. 11:14., 15).
    6. REBEKAH WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob takes a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me? (Gen. 27:46)
    7. SOLOMON WAS DISCOURAGED.
      "Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit." (Eccles. 2:17)

 


 

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