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  • trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him—your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation]. Ephesians 5:10 AMP

People who pleased GOD

  • Enoch: before he [Enoch] was taken, he was commended as one who pleased GodHebrews 11:5 NIV
  • Moses: At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God Acts 7:20 NKJV
  • Daniel: So he said to me, “O Daniel, you highly regarded and greatly beloved man, understand the words that I am about to say to you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And while he was saying this word to me, I stood up trembling. Daniel 10:11 AMP

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  • By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrews 11:5 NKJV

What Pleases GOD

1. Faith

  • without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
See example
  • when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, begging Him, and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, terribly tormented.” Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” Now when Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel. Matthew 8:5-10 NASB

2. Praise & Thanksgiving

  • I will praise God’s name in song and exalt Him with thanksgiving. And this will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves. Psalm 69:30-31 BSB

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3. Salvation

4. Being Just, Kind & Humble

  • He has told you, O man, what is good1; And what does the LORD require of you Except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]? Micah 6:8 AMP
Good = pleaseth

What Delights GOD

1. Prayers

2. Obedience

  • Samuel said, “Does the LORD have as much delight3 in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD1 Samuel 15:22 NASB



  1. 2896 טוב[ţôb] \tobe\
    From 2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a {noun} both in the masculine and the {feminine} the singular and the plural ({good} a good or good {thing} a good man or woman; the {good} goods or good {things} good men or {women}) also as an adverb (well): - {beautiful} {best} {better} {bountiful} {cheerful} at {ease} X fair ({word}) (be in) {favour} {fine} {glad} good ({deed} {-lier} {liest} {-ly} {-ness} {-s}) {graciously} {joyful} {kindly} {kindness} liketh ({best}) {loving} {merry} X {most} {pleasant} + {pleaseth} {pleasure} {precious} {prosperity} {ready} {sweet} {wealth} {welfare} (be) well ([-favoured]).
  2. 7522 רצן רצון [râtsôn râtsôn] \{raw-tsone'} raw-tsone'\ From 7521; delight: - (be) acceptable ({-ance} {-ed}) {delight} {desire} {favour} (good) {pleasure} ({own} {self} voluntary) {will} as . . . (what) would.
  3. 2656 חפץ [chêphets] \khay'-fets\ From 2654; pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind): - {acceptable} delight ({-some}) {desire} things {desired} {matter} pleasant ({-ure}) {purpose} willingly.