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Ephesians 5:8-10

for you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light -- for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth -- trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:9

So then whether we are alive or away, we make it our ambition to please him.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers and sisters, we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us about how you must live and please God (as you are in fact living) that you do so more and more.

1 Timothy 2:1-3

First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior,

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.

Psalm 51:16-17

Certainly you do not want a sacrifice, or else I would offer it; you do not desire a burnt sacrifice. The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.

Romans 14:17-18

For the kingdom of God does not consist of food and drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. For the one who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by people.

Psalm 5:4

Certainly you are not a God who approves of evil; evil people cannot dwell with you.

Psalm 69:30-31

I will sing praises to God's name! I will magnify him as I give him thanks! That will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hooves.

Psalm 147:10-11

He is not enamored with the strength of a horse, nor is he impressed by the warrior's strong legs. The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love.

Proverbs 15:8

The Lord abhors the sacrifices of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Isaiah 1:11-13

"Of what importance to me are your many sacrifices?" says the Lord. "I am stuffed with burnt sacrifices of rams and the fat from steers. The blood of bulls, lambs, and goats I do not want. When you enter my presence, do you actually think I want this -- animals trampling on my courtyards? Do not bring any more meaningless offerings; I consider your incense detestable! You observe new moon festivals, Sabbaths, and convocations, but I cannot tolerate sin-stained celebrations!

Ezekiel 33:11

Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but prefer that the wicked change his behavior and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil deeds! Why should you die, O house of Israel?'

Haggai 1:7

"Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says: 'Pay close attention to these things also.

Malachi 2:13-14

You also do this: You cover the altar of the Lord with tears as you weep and groan, because he no longer pays any attention to the offering nor accepts it favorably from you. Yet you ask, "Why?" The Lord is testifying against you on behalf of the wife you married when you were young, to whom you have become unfaithful even though she is your companion and wife by law.

Exodus 29:18

and burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord, a soothing aroma; it is an offering made by fire to the Lord.

Philippians 4:18

For I have received everything, and I have plenty. I have all I need because I received from Epaphroditus what you sent -- a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, very pleasing to God.

Exodus 29:25

Then you are to take them from their hands and burn them on the altar for a burnt offering, for a soothing aroma before the Lord. It is an offering made by fire to the Lord.

Leviticus 1:9

Finally, the one presenting the offering must wash its entrails and its legs in water and the priest must offer all of it up in smoke on the altar -- it is a burnt offering, a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.

Leviticus 3:5

Then the sons of Aaron must offer it up in smoke on the altar atop the burnt offering that is on the wood in the fire as a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.

Numbers 15:3

and you make an offering by fire to the Lord from the herd or from the flock (whether a burnt offering or a sacrifice for discharging a vow or as a freewill offering or in your solemn feasts) to create a pleasing aroma to the Lord,

Numbers 29:2

You must offer a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to the Lord: one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs one year old without blemish.

Ezra 6:10

so that they may be offering incense to the God of heaven and may be praying for the good fortune of the king and his family.

1 Kings 10:9

May the Lord your God be praised because he favored you by placing you on the throne of Israel! Because of the Lord's eternal love for Israel, he made you king so you could make just and right decisions."

Job 33:26

He entreats God, and God delights in him, he sees God's face with rejoicing, and God restores to him his righteousness.

Hebrews 13:20-21

Now may the God of peace who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Ephesians 6:6

not like those who do their work only when someone is watching -- as people-pleasers -- but as slaves of Christ doing the will of God from the heart.

Nehemiah 5:19

Please remember me for good, O my God, for all that I have done for this people.

Exodus 32:11

But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God and said, "O Lord, why does your anger burn against your people, whom you have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

Nehemiah 13:31

I also provided for the wood offering at the appointed times and also for the first fruits. Please remember me for good, O my God.

Psalm 104:34

May my thoughts be pleasing to him! I will rejoice in the Lord.

Daniel 9:17

"So now, our God, accept the prayer and requests of your servant, and show favor to your devastated sanctuary for your own sake.

Exodus 33:12-13

Moses said to the Lord, "See, you have been saying to me, 'Bring this people up,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. But you said, 'I know you by name, and also you have found favor in my sight.' Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your way, that I may know you, that I may continue to find favor in your sight. And see that this nation is your people."

1 Kings 3:10

The Lord was pleased that Solomon made this request.

Luke 1:30

So the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God!

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God.

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Enoch » The man who walked with God, » Pleasing God

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God.

Pleasing God » Benevolence a means of

1 John 3:22

and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing to him.

Pleasing God » A characteristic of Christ

Pleasing God » The aim of the true minister

Pleasing God » The Christian duty

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brothers and sisters, we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us about how you must live and please God (as you are in fact living) that you do so more and more.

Pleasing God » Renders life secure

Pleasing God » Enoch an example of

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God.

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