Pleasing God Versus Pleasing Man by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Tuesday 18th May 2021
PLEASING GOD VERSUS PLEASING MAN
– John 8:29; Matthew 3:17
The scriptures above reveal to us, two distinct experiences you can have with the Father after salvation. The first experience is when the Father loves you while the second experience is when you move from the Father loving you to you pleasing the Father. The second experience should be your vision for your Christian life and journey. You must not stop until this is the declaration of the Father over you. It is His desire for every one of His children, no matter where you have been or are coming from. The Father must be able to say, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased”. If He cannot say that over you for any reason, you are wasting the blood of Jesus.
One of the things that sustain divine commitment over our lives is pleasing the Father. As a believer, decide that no matter what it is going to cost, you will always please God. Decide to please God above your wife, family, interests, and many others. You will never know any serious battle until you get to that bridge. Everyone will face this battle at one point or the other. You must determine to pass when you get there. It is a major key to sustaining divine commitment.
Your highest priority and goal as a believer must be to please the Father not men. It will attract hatred and oppositions from men when you do so but at the end, you will be approved and justified by God.
PRAYER: Lord, help me that no matter the situation or what confronts me, I will always please You. Amen.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 22:1-23:29, John 10:1-21, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 15:18-19