Works Pleasing To God
Does this verse in Colossians 1:10," That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;" imply that we might be pleasing to the Lord by our works?
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---mima on 11/19/06
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This is the aim and result of knowing God's will. God wants His children to walk worthy, to be a credit to Christ, to live in conformity with our union with Christ, and purpose for our lives. Our lives should be Christ-centered unto all pleaseing [not pleaseing everybody], but pleaseing God. Fruit-bearers-right relationship with Christ [discipleship]. Increaeing in the knowledge of God- The sphere where spiritual growth takes place-and meane of that spiritual growth [2 Peter 3:18].
---catherine on 4/4/08|
Amen and Amen. We are created to do works to bring Glory to GOD and none to ourselves.
---Samuel on 4/4/08|
Everybody wants you to OBEY them, so, of course God EXPECTS you to obey Him when He says something. He also EXPECTS that many people will end up getting divorced (He allows it).
But if you care about His likes and dislikes (instead of what simply "PLEASES" Him), you might find "works" to be INSUFFICIENT for a truly INTIMATE relationship with Him (and you certainly don't want to lay another FOUNDATION for salvation (Hebrews 6:1).
---greg on 4/4/08|
Doesn't it please the Lord when His children obey Him? Does that mean we are saved by works? NO. Just that we, as His beloved children, should seek to please our Father in what we do while we tarry.
---Madison1101 on 4/4/08|
Two or three witnesses shall establish every matter. Faith without works is dead just as works without faith is dead. The good works manifest the faith as a second witness at the throne of God.
---Frank on 5/31/07|
Pleasing? Yes, certainly.
Earn his favour? Contribute to our salvation. No, no, no a thousand times no.
---Bruce5656 on 5/30/07|
I think it makes our Father happy when we do things He would do by our actions. No they are not required to "earn" salvation but that saying about the apple does not fall far from the tree can be used even with our Heavenly Father. My kids R my kids DNA, legal that can never change but it makes me happy when they do the right thing or good things, it is not a requirment for them to be my children that is already theirs by birth a gift of life- but it shows me they have listened by their actions.
---Jeanne on 11/25/06|
Tony, it was James (2:26) who wrote that, but you're correct in your comments. We definitely please the Lord through our works, but not just the random works that we choose to do, but by those mandated by His will. In Matthew 7:21-27, Jesus admonishes us to not only hear His words, but to do the will of the Father. Not understanding this gets a lot of people in trouble who believe that they can just believe in God and be a good person. If we don't do His will, we're in trouble.
---AlwaysOn on 11/24/06|
i don't know if that verse means that but didn't Paul write that faith without works is dead. wash the inside of the cup and the outside will be clean also. that means whatever you are like on the inside that will come out in your actions. you can judge a tree by it's fruit. every tree that does not produce fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire
---tony on 11/23/06|
I most certainly hope so! God gave us emotions so He has them too. There are many who say nothing you do can please God.
God was pleased with Abraham because he was so humble, and he entertained strangers.
I often wonder what Abraham did that was humble. My own father use to eat the crust of bread because we kids didn't want to. He wore shoes with holes, during a war, so we kids could have new shoes with ration coupons.
---Virginia on 11/20/06|
I think God is happy when we do good things and sad when we choose to do bad. So yes I think doing good works pleases him. No I don't think it grants us salvation. Maybe we will get a fluffier pillow in the mansion... I'm teasing.
---grace3869 on 11/19/06|
(Philipp.2:13)(Eph.2:10)(Rev.22:12). God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/19/06|