Quotes and Notes for the Day
SEVEN THINGS TODAY THAT PLEASE GOD
1.THE SALVATION OF SOULS PLEASES GOD: In Ezekil 33:1 we read, ” Say unto the, As I live saith the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked: but that the wicked trurn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways ; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Whenever a repentant sinner comes to Christ , God’s heart is filled with joy, since God does not delight in the death of the wicked. The Apostle Paul stated that , “….. it pleased God who separated me from my mother’s womb and clalled me by his grace…” Winning souls is a wise investment for eternity. In Proverbs 11:30 we read, ” The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
2.PREACHING PLEASES GOD: In 1st Coronthians 1:21 we read, ” For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” True preaching emphasizes the centeral place of the Cross in God’s plan of redemption; On 1st Coronthians 1:23-24 we read, ” But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks, foolishness, but unto them which are called, bot Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God” Yes, true preaching also exalts the power of Christ. In Romans 1:16 Paul writes, “ For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth…..”
3.FAITH PLEASES GOD: In Hebrews 11:6 we read, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that a reward of of them that deligently seek him.” Faith pleases God because of its source-the word of God: we read in Romans 10:17, “ So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” Faith also pleases God because of its substance: in Hebrews 11:1 we read, “ Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen….” Faith also pleases God because of its subject- Christ: In Hebrews 12:2 we read, “…. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith…” Not only that but also because of its sufficency – In Romans 1:17 we read, ” …. for therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written the just shall live by faith.”
4.GIVING PLEASES GOD: In Hebrews 13:15-16 we read, “…By him therefore, let us off the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate(that has to do with financial stewardship-giving of our finance) forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” The Apostle Paul calls such financial giving a ” sacrifice , acceptable, well pleasing to God.” (Philippians 4:18)
to be continued…………
From The Peoples Gospel Hour Staff !
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The Bible reveals two ways which people are following to get into heaven. One way, the true way, is God’s way. God’s way into heaven is the way of peace and truth and righteousness. It is the only way approved of God. This way centers in the Lord Jesus Christ who said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6). The Bible declares that there is another way. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Prov. 14:12).
There are so many popular ways today filled with lost multitudes all over the land, such as the way of morality, the way of respectability, the way of religion, the way of churchianity, the way of baptism, the way of christening, the way of confirmation, the way of penance, the way of confession, the way of “doing the best I can”, the way of self, the way of education, the way of philosophy, the way of false isms and cults that crowd the street. Little wonder then when we speak to people about the way of salvation, that so many have asked, “How can I know which is the true way? There are so many different ideas and so many religions.”
But there is ONE difference between God’s way of salvation and man’s way, and that difference is found in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will notice that man leaves Christ out of the center of his way. You will discover that the modern false cults and isms demote Christ to a mere man and add something to what He has already done for your salvation and mine. We become children of God through a supernatural birth. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus also said, “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” (John 3:7)
“May the Lord bless you, and make you a blessing!” – The PGH Staff.