Aiming To Please
Text: Psalm 119:1-8 (NIV)*
1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes
and seek him with all their heart.
3 They do nothing wrong;
they walk in his ways.
4 You have laid down precepts
that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast
in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be put to shame
when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart
as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your decrees;
do not utterly forsake me.
Happiness is found in doing the will of God revealed in His Word.
II. Recognize The Way of Blessing
A. A Way Blameless in God’s Sight God
B. A Way Obedient To God’s Law
C. A Way Seeking God’s Face
D. A Way Consistent With God’s Way
III. Realize The Problem of Shortcomings
A. The Standard of Obedience
B. The Failure Of Obedience
C. The Shame Of Disobedience
IV. Reach For A Heart of Obedience
A. A Heart Upright In Character
B. A Heart Instructed In Righteousness
C. A Heart Acting In Obedience
D. A Heart Seeking God’s Approval
It pleases God when we surrender our will to God’s. This is the pathway to blessing.