You cannot live a life to please men. There are just too many of them. We become unfocused and unreal, trying to please everyone. To make pleasing God our primary goal in life brings focus to our life. We become a unified whole rather than a chameleon.
I Thessalonians 2:4 Galatians 1:10
The goal to please him is a choice. Paul teaches us that we must make the choice to “make it” our goal.
2 Corinthians 5:9
One goal that rules all other goals does not just work in this life but in the life to come. Read carefully the verse, 2 Corinthians 5:9. Every planner and project management chart in our lives must now be changed. To please him must be the goal all other goals flow from and roll up into.
Our daily relationship with God should be a constant life of discovery regarding what brings Him pleasure and then doing it.
God’s law of the king required that their first official act be to personally write for themselves the law of Moses (The Pentateuch) and read it daily to learn to respect God. I have often wondered how different all of us would be in the ministry today if our first act after being ordained was to write the entire New Testament word for word for ourselves.
Respect for God is the gift of a changed heart given to us by God in a relationship encounter with the living God. In this encounter, we are not only inspired but our heart is united and no longer divided.
Jeremiah 32:38-41 Psalms 86:11
We can see and know when we are headed into sin. We know the path we are on because of the decisions we have made. When we respect God, we change those decisions and get off that path.