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Aiming To Please

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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.                                     

I.       Introduction:

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

V.    Conclusion:

It pleases God when we surrender our will to God’s. This is the pathway to blessing.

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