10 More things that please or delight God: think about these things

In the last blog, I posted 10 things that please or delight God. Here are 10 more in no particular order. sun-coming-out-from-clouds-300x225

1.      In caring for his own

Ps 35:27  Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, “Great is the LORD, who delights in the welfare of his servant!”

Ps 37:23  The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way;

2.      In correcting his children

Prov 3:12  for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Heb 12:5-7  And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

3.      In steadfast love

Micah 7:18  Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love.

4.      In justice

Matt 12:18  “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

Prov 11:1  A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.

5.      In truth

Prov 12:22  Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Ps 51:6  Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

6.      In those who stand for & correct error

Prov 24:25  but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

7.      In keeping his promises

Deut 30:9, 10  The LORD your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground. For the LORD will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, when you obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deut 28:63  And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

8.       In creation

Pro 8:27-31  When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,  when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master workman, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the children of man.

9.      In ways of making his name great

1 Sam 12:22  For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.

Isa 42:21  The LORD was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.

10.  In preaching

1 Cor 1:21  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

Gal 1:16  [God] was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone.

Think about these things! (Phil 4:8)

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