Tuesday, September 28, 2021

LIVE to PLEASE GOD

Colossians 3:23

King James Version

23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;


The previous post spoke of seeking GOD, in place of approval from men.

Which is how things ought to be.

JESUS cared only to do the will of the FATHER.

Scripture testifies of it:

Matthew 6:1-8

King James Version

6 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, 

to be seen of them: 

otherwise ye have no reward of your Father 

which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, 

do not sound a trumpet before thee, 

as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, 

that they may have glory of men

Verily I say unto you, 

They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, 

let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 That thine alms may be in secret: 

and thy Father which seeth in secret himself 

shall reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest, 

thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are

for they love to pray standing in the synagogues 

and in the corners of the streets, 

that they may be seen of men

Verily I say unto you, 

They have their reward.

6 But thou, 

when thou prayest, 

enter into thy closet, 

and when thou hast shut thy door, 

pray to thy Father which is in secret

and thy Father which seeth in secret 

shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, 

use not vain repetitions, 

as the heathen do: 

for they think that they shall be heard 

for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 

for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, 

before ye ask him.


Matthew 10:28

King James Version

28 And fear not them which kill the body, 

but are not able to kill the soul: 

but rather fear him 

which is able to destroy both soul 

and body in hell.


Luke 6:26

King James Version

26 Woe unto you, 

when all men shall speak well of you! 

for so did their fathers to the false prophets.


Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


John 5:30

King James Version

30 I can of mine own self do nothing

as I hear, 

I judge: 

and my judgment is just; 

because I seek not mine own will, 

but the will of the Father 

which hath sent me.


John 5:44

King James Version

44 How can ye believe, 

which receive honour one of another, 

and seek not the honour 

that cometh from God only?


John 8:26-29

King James Version

26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: 

but he that sent me is true; 

and I speak to the world those things 

which I have heard of him.

27 They understood not 

that he spake to them of the Father.

28 Then said Jesus unto them, 

When ye have lifted up the Son of man, 

then shall ye know that I am he, 

and that I do nothing of myself; 

but as my Father hath taught me, 

I speak these things.

29 And he that sent me is with me: 

the Father hath not left me alone; 

for I do always those things 

that please him.


Prophets, and apostles, testify of the same.

That we must please the LORD alone.

And not man.

1 Samuel 15:24

King James Version

24 And Saul said unto Samuel, 

I have sinned

for I have transgressed 

the commandment of the Lord, 

and thy words: 

because I feared the people, 

and obeyed their voice.


Psalm 16:1-2

King James Version

16 Preserve me, 

O God: 

for in thee do I put my trust.

2 O my soul, 

thou hast said unto the Lord, 

Thou art my Lord: 

my goodness extendeth not to thee;


Psalm 18:2

King James Version

2 The Lord is my rock, 

and my fortress, 

and my deliverer; 

my God, 

my strength, 

in whom I will trust; 

my buckler, 

and the horn of my salvation, 

and my high tower.


Psalm 51:15-17

King James Version

15 O Lord, 

open thou my lips; 

and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice

else would I give it: 

thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: 

a broken and a contrite heart

O God, thou wilt not despise.


Psalm 146:3-4

King James Version

3 Put not your trust in princes, 

nor in the son of man

in whom there is no help.

4 His breath goeth forth, 

he returneth to his earth; 

in that very day his thoughts perish.


Psalm 147:10-11

King James Version

10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: 

he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, 

in those that hope in his mercy.


Psalm 149:4

King James Version

4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: 

he will beautify the meek with salvation.


Proverbs 16:7

King James Version

7 When a man's ways please the Lord, 

he maketh even his enemies 

to be at peace with him.


Proverbs 29:25

King James Version

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: 

but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord 

shall be safe.


Proverbs 29:26

King James Version

26 Many seek the ruler's favour; 

but every man's judgment 

cometh from the Lord.


Isaiah 2:22

King James Version

22 Cease ye from man, 

whose breath is in his nostrils: 

for wherein is he to be accounted of ?


Isaiah 51:7-8

King James Version

7 Hearken unto me, 

ye that know righteousness, 

the people in whose heart is my law; 

fear ye not the reproach of men, 

neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, 

and the worm shall eat them like wool: 

but my righteousness shall be for ever, 

and my salvation from generation to generation.


Isaiah 51:12

King James Version

12 I, 

even I, 

am he that comforteth you: 

who art thou, 

that thou shouldest be afraid of a man 

that shall die, 

and of the son of man 

which shall be made as grass;


Jeremiah 17:5

King James Version

5 Thus saith the Lord; 

Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, 

and maketh flesh his arm, 

and whose heart departeth from the Lord.


Acts 4:19-20

King James Version

19 But Peter and John answered 

and said unto them, 

Whether it be right in the sight of God 

to hearken unto you more than unto God, 

judge ye.

20 For we cannot but speak the things 

which we have seen and heard.


Acts 5:29

King James Version

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered 

and said, 

We ought to obey God 

rather than men.


Romans 2:29

King James Version

29 But he is a Jew, 

which is one inwardly; 

and circumcision is that of the heart, 

in the spirit, 

and not in the letter; 

whose praise is not of men, 

but of God.


Romans 8:1

King James Version

8 There is therefore now no condemnation 

to them which are in Christ Jesus, 

who walk not after the flesh, 

but after the Spirit.


Romans 8:4

King James Version

4 That the righteousness of the law 

might be fulfilled in us, 

who walk not after the flesh, 

but after the Spirit.


Romans 8:5-8

King James Version

5 For they that are after the flesh 

do mind the things of the flesh; 

but they that are after the Spirit 

the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; 

but to be spiritually minded 

is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind 

is enmity against God

for it is not subject to the law of God, 

neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh 

cannot please God.


Romans 12:1-2

King James Version

12 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.

2 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 14:17-19

King James Version

17 For the kingdom of God 

is not meat and drink; 

but righteousness, 

and peace, 

and joy in the Holy Ghost.

18 For he that in these things serveth Christ 

is acceptable to God

and approved of men.

19 Let us therefore follow after the things 

which make for peace, 

and things wherewith one may edify another.


1 Corinthians 10:31

King James Version

31 Whether therefore ye eat, 

or drink, 

or whatsoever ye do, 

do all to the glory of God.


2 Corinthians 5:9

King James Version

9 Wherefore we labour, 

that, 

whether present or absent, 

we may be accepted of him.


Galatians 1:6-10

King James Version

6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him 

that called you into the grace of Christ 

unto another gospel:

7 Which is not another; 

but there be some that trouble you, 

and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

8 But though we, 

or an angel from heaven, 

preach any other gospel unto you 

than that which we have preached unto you, 

let him be accursed.

9 As we said before, 

so say I now again, 

if any man preach any other gospel unto you 

than that ye have received, 

let him be accursed.

10 For do I now persuade men, 

or God? 

or do I seek to please men? 

for if I yet pleased men, 

I should not be the servant of Christ.


Galatians 2:20

King James Version

20 I am crucified with Christ: 

nevertheless I live; 

yet not I, 

but Christ liveth in me: 

and the life which I now live in the flesh 

I live by the faith 

of the Son of God, 

who loved me, 

and gave himself for me.


Ephesians 5:1-2

King James Version

5 Be ye therefore followers of God, 

as dear children;

2 And walk in love, 

as Christ also hath loved us

and hath given himself for us 

an offering and a sacrifice to God 

for a sweetsmelling savour.


Ephesians 5:6-12

King James Version

6 Let no man deceive you with vain words

for because of these things cometh the wrath of God 

upon the children of disobedience.

7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, 

but now are ye light in the Lord: 

walk as children of light:

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit 

is in all goodness 

and righteousness 

and truth;)

10 Proving what is acceptable 

unto the Lord.

11 And have no fellowship 

with the unfruitful works of darkness, 

but rather reprove them.

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things 

which are done of them in secret.


Philippians 2:13-16

King James Version

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will 

and to do of his good pleasure.

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, 

the sons of God, 

without rebuke, 

in the midst of a crooked 

and perverse nation

among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; 

that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, 

that I have not run in vain, 

neither laboured in vain.


Colossians 1:10-12

King James Version

10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord 

unto all pleasing, 

being fruitful in every good work, 

and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11 Strengthened with all might, 

according to his glorious power, 

unto all patience and longsuffering 

with joyfulness;

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, 

which hath made us meet 

to be partakers of the inheritance 

of the saints in light:


Colossians 2:8-10

King James Version

8 Beware lest any man spoil you 

through philosophy 

and vain deceit, 

after the tradition of men, 

after the rudiments of the world, 

and not after Christ.

9 For in him 

dwelleth all the fulness 

of the Godhead 

bodily.

10 And ye are complete in him, 

which is the head of all principality and power:


Colossians 3:20

King James Version

20 Children, 

obey your parents in all things: 

for this is well pleasing 

unto the Lord.


2 Timothy 2:15

King James Version

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 

rightly dividing the word of truth.


1 Thessalonians 2:4

King James Version

4 But as we were allowed of God 

to be put in trust 

with the gospel, 

even so we speak; 

not as pleasing men, 

but God, 

which trieth our hearts.


1 Thessalonians 4:1

King James Version

4 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.


Hebrews 11:6

King James Version

6 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 13:15-16

King James Version

15 By him therefore 

let us offer the sacrifice of praise 

to God continually

that is, 

the fruit of our lips 

giving thanks to his name.

16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: 

for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


Hebrews 13:20-21

King James Version

20 Now the God of peace

that brought again from the dead 

our Lord Jesus, 

that great shepherd of the sheep, 

through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, 

working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, 

through Jesus Christ; 

o whom be glory for ever and ever. 

Amen.


James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world 

is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world 

is the enemy of God.


1 John 3:22-24

King James Version

22 And whatsoever we ask, 

we receive of him

because we keep his commandments, 

and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

23 And this is his commandment, 

That we should believe on the name 

of his Son Jesus Christ, 

and love one another, 

as he gave us commandment.

24 And he that keepeth his commandments 

dwelleth in him, 

and he in him

And hereby we know that he abideth in us, 

by the Spirit 

which he hath given us.


To sum it up, SPIRIT led me to these concluding verses:

Psalm 118:8-9

King James Version

8 It is better to trust in the Lord 

than to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord 

than to put confidence in princes.


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