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Aug 08

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I Aim to Please God

Keynote Scriptures
Proverbs 16:1-13 (Read)

The verse the Lord shared at the beach, concerning our President after He made the decision concerning Transgenderism in the military. But also this applies to every area in our life

 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

 

  1. Ways? What kinds of ways please our Father?
  • Proverbs 16:9 (KJV)
    A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps

 

  • Proverbs 14:12 (KJV)
    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
  • Isaiah 55:6-13 (KJV)
    Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
     Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
    For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
     For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
     So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
    For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their  Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

 

  • When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with
  1. What does it take to please the Lord? Answer is Faith!

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) but without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

  • By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
  • Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
  • Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
  • Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
  • Heb 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
  • Heb 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
  • Heb 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise. God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

 

  • When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with        What does it take to please the Lord?
  1. Who wants to have their enemies to be at peace with you?

Let’s all raise our hands. The Greatest example I think of is King David and his Son Solomon.

written by: Robert Jackson

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