Psalm 147:11 NKJV — The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.
Putting our hope of salvation and daily guidance in God is pleasing to Him.
To revere Him with our whole heart and walk in that continually is something God takes pleasure in.
Psalm 149:4 NKJV — For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.
What is more beautiful than salvation?!
To humble ourselves before God is to allow Him to be King of our hearts, sovereign over our lives.
Proverbs 11:20 NKJV — Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their ways are His delight.
The Bible is clear, no person is without sin, but Jesus paid the price of every sin, and to be blameless before God we simply confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that Jesus, God’s Son paid for our transgressions, then we pick up our cross and follow Him.
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV — that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Psalm 35:27 NKJV — Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
Who can refrain from rejoicing when the truth of salvation has been accepted and practiced?
Who can keep from praising God, Who is holy and righteous, yet has gone to such great lengths to save?
Surely, no greater prosperity can be valued at the enormous weight of eternity spent with God Almighty.
Psalm 117:2 NKJV — For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for these truths. Thank You that You are pleased by those who trust in You, who find hope each day in You. Lord Jesus, thank You so much for salvation. Thank You for giving Your life for us. Lord Jesus, please help me to walk in Your Word and Your will today. Lord, please guide and direct my heart, my mind, and my steps. Thank You for giving me so much. Please help me to continually humble myself before You and to love You with a whole heart. Thank You for Your Word. I want my life to bring You pleasure. I love You, Jesus. Amen.