What does it mean to “please” our Heavenly Father? Jesus’ goal was to please the Father (John 8:29-30): to excite emotion; to be agreeable; to accommodate desires and interests. Enoch’s life pleased God (Gen 5:23-24; Heb 11:5): to gratify entirely; to be well-pleasing. (Strong’s and Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicons)
2 Timothy 3:3-4 ? God is pleased when He has our full attention.
Be fruitful (Matt 13:18-23; Luke 8:11-15)
Be armored (Eph 6:13-19)
John 8:29-30 ? God is pleased when we always obey Him.
Our assurance of answered prayer (1 John 3:21-22)
Our Lord’s food and initiative (John 4:34; 5:30)
Our Father’s response (Eph 1:20-23; Phil 2:5-11)
1 Thessalonians 4:1-4 ? God is pleased when we sincerely sanctify our lives.
The process (Peter: Luke 22:34-34) and (Paul: Acts 21:13)
Hebrews 11:6 ? God is pleased when we trustingly obey Him.
Diligence and Reward (Heb 11:24-26)
Hebrews 13:15-16 ? God is pleased when we willingly sacrifice what He requires.
Abundance of grace (Acts 4:32-35; 2:44)
1 Corinthians 1:21 ? God is pleased when we unashamedly tell His plan of salvation.
Heaven rejoices (Luke 15:7)
The joy of our hearts should be in giving God the pleasure He seeks.
— By Boyd Jennings