“The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.“–Psa. 147:11
GOD takes pleasure in our faith. “Without faith it is impossible to please Him“; but surely the alternative is true, that our faith is precious in His sight, though it be only as the touch of the hem of His garment.
God works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. The Apostle says that we ought to walk so as to please God. How can we walk thus? It is not within our power. But how blessed to know that if only we will work out what He works in, and abandon ourselves to Him, He will perfect us in every good work to do His will (Heb 13:21).
There are many ways in which we may please God. Generosity is a sacrifice well-pleasing and acceptable unto God; obedience is well-pleasing unto the Lord; a holy and humble walk with God, like Enoch’s, will elicit this testimony, that it has pleased God. Let us not disappoint Him, but “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing.”
O God, we pray that Thou wouldst make us what Thou wouldst have us become, that we may perfectly please Thee, and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name. AMEN. — F.B. Meyer