KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 3:17 “And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Our Lord Jesus led a life that always pleased the father. The highest duty of any man is to please the heavenly father. The writer of Hebrews commented about the Lord in the following way. Hebrews 10:7 ” Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God”. The Lord declares that He came to do the will of the father. He was ruled by the word He said sacrifices and offerings for sin, the Lord has no pleasure. God is not interested in one’s sacrifices as against doing what the word says.
The Lord, once taught a group of persons whiles His mother and His brethren came around looking for Him. Someone said to Him your mother and your brethren are looking for you. The following was His answer. Matthew 12:49-50 ” And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” Every child of God must be very careful about how he or she lives.
By the Lord’s answer He meant you are part of Him not because of the church you belong, or the position you hold in church. You belong to Him, if you do the will of the Father.
Are you ruled by the word? That is the only thing that would matter on the day the Lord would judge all men. Would the Lord’s remarks about you be “thou good and faithful servant, enter into thy rest” or “I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity”.
The second statement would never be said to the man who has decided to be ruled by the word.
Too many Christians go to church to have their problems solved but not to seek and do that which pleases the Lord. Rather seek to please Him and all those problems would be things of the past. (Matt 6:33)
Pleasing the Lord is my whole duty as a child of God. I would live each day as if that was the last moment to meet the Lord.
Matthew 7:21″ Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven”.
1 Samuel 15:22 “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams”.