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To Please God

Please God with our good deeds.

We must devote ourselves to one true God and no one else besides Him. Commandment 1: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3). There is a reason why it is number one. First, without Him, we are nothing. Second, He is a jealous God. Thirdly, His will and purpose will be done (avoid distraction). We could imagine living under lies, with the influence of promised happiness offered by the adversary of God, the father of lies, the Devil, who promised heaven but delivered hell.

Love God with all your hearts, understanding, and wisdom; He will come unto you with power and authority better than any offerings and sacrifices. We do not need sacrifices! We need God! We need to know God loves us. Loving God humbly with all our hearts and souls is enough to delight Him. The more closely we are drawn to God, the more we discover who we are. Our identity becomes well-pronounced and established. Who we are in human eyes is less important than who we are in God’s eyes.

When we please God with our good deeds, we should also believe that we please others who believe in Him. We should not think that we are better than the other group. We must always be kind, patient, and humble with each other. When love is within our souls, hatred, envy, and pride will not have a place to control our emotions. We must love one another as God loves every one of us and must avoid actions that will lead to misunderstanding reactions. When we are in one accord, the foundation of our faith will not be shaken, and God our Father, our LORD, will be delighted.

“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. But to do good and communicate, forget not: God is well pleased with such sacrifices. Hebrews 13:15-16. Samuel said, “Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying Yahweh’s voice? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams—1 Samuel 15:22 (WEB).

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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