I Thessalonians 4:1
“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.”

You know that feeling you get on a very hot summer day for a cool glass of water? Nothing can quite satisfy you like that glass of water, and when you get it and you drink it, you have that feeling of satisfaction. That glass of water pleased you. That is exactly the kind of feeling that God wants to have in us. We may look at ourselves and think, “How could I ever please the Lord?” That is a problem of not seeing yourself as God sees you. The other problem is looking at yourself and saying, “God must be pleased with me and how good I am.” One is self-pity and the other spiritual pride, both wrong.

God is not pleased with our works alone, neither is He pleased by our dedication and sacrifice; He is only pleased with the shed blood on Calvary’s cross. The blood of Jesus Christ was the Token that passed us on from death to life. When God looks at you with the Token in your hand, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your life or how many times you’ve messed up, He looks at the Token and that pleases Him.

God is pleased with our works even though they are not everything that matters. God is delighted when we obey Him and consecrate our lives to Him. He is pleased when we confess our sins; He delights in the praises of His people, and He loves it when we pray and commune with Him.

To please God is more than just to do right, it is to apply the Token in your life. To please our Lord and Savior should be our desire, as His people. So that when He looks at us covered by the blood, He would be satisfied and pleased.

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Said, “You considered my servant Job? He’s a perfect man. There’s nobody in the earth like him.” God was pleased with that. Oh, He just loves to have a servant that He can trust in. He said, “There is not another man on earth like him.” See? Said, “He is a perfect man.” And that was before the Blood of Jesus Christ was shed. See? And He said, “He’s a perfect man. He’s just; he’s upright. There is none like him.” Satan said, “Oh, sure. Look what You’ve done for him. You’ve give him everything. He’s got homes; he’s got children; he’s got cattle; he’s got everything he wants. Sure, anybody could serve You like that.” Said, “Let me have him one time. I’ll make him curse You to Your face.” He said, “Satan, he’s in your hand. But don’t you take his life.” Now, that was God’s trust that His prophet would not fail Him. See? And He’s trusting you and I, that we won’t fail Him.

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Deuteronomy 30-31