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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Pleasure of God

"Those who are in the flesh cannot please God" (Rom 8.8). The pleasure of God is not the pleasure of man. Man searches for that which feels good or seems right. God is perfect. He looks down from His holy habitation and all that pleases Him is wrapped up in His will for creation's redemption. He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. The pleasure of God is summed up in Isaiah 53.10. There we read that it pleased the Father to bruise His Son and put Him to grief. The sacrifice of the Son's soul as an offering for sin pleases God and that pleasure shall prosper in the hand of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ.