Faith, Spiritual Digest — November 27, 2023 at 5:05 pm

What It Will Take to Please God



When Enoch suddenly disappeared from the earth, the only information God volunteered to our inquiring minds is: “Enoch walked with God” (Gen. 5:24). The writer of Hebrews expounded that to mean “pleased God” (Heb. 11:5). We all claim to walk with God, but is God pleased with us? Pharaoh was pleased with Joseph, so he gave Goshen to Joseph’s family. King Xerxes was pleased with Esther and made her queen, and the Jewish community was delivered from Haman’s evil plot. King Herod was pleased with Herodias’ daughter when she danced at his birthday party, and he promised her half of his kingdom. God was pleased with His Son and announced to the world: “This is my Son with whom I am well pleased.” If I am pleasing to God, He will undoubtedly be proud of me, and who knows what He will do? Take me away without experiencing death as He did to Enoch and Elijah? Boast about me to Satan as He did about Job? Speak to me face to face as He did with His friend, Moses? How can I please God? “And without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him” (Heb. 11:6).

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