And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.-Luke 16:15
“For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Sam 16:7
We can act before man to please him.. But we can not act before God to please Him. Because God knows our Heart…
As Jesus Followers, We should please our Heavenly Father.. Pleasing Man is not supposed be our goal. Our goal and desire should be pleasing God.
Jesus also said, “For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”
And He also said in John 5:44,”How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?”
Beloved, We have to test our hearts to know that whether we are trying to please God or Man..
Let us examine our ways and test them and let us return to the LORD. -Lamentations 3:40-41 ESV
Paul reminds the believers in Rome that “they who are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:8). So the first step in pleasing God is to accept the sacrifice for sin which He provided in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Only then are we “in the Spirit” and not “in the flesh.” We do this by faith because “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” (Hebrews 11:6).
Again Paul reminds the believers in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Let us Pray..
Loving Heavenly Father, I Praise You, I honor You, I thank You for Your Everlasting Grace and Love..
O Lord, Increase my faith and give the heart that pray for all..
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
In Jesus Precious Name, We Pray Lord.. Amen.
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