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Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”

God told the people present at the baptism of Jesus that Jesus was His Son in whom He is well pleased. Prior to this public statement, Jesus hadn’t healed the sick, performed a miracle, or even preached a sermon, but God said He was loved and well pleased with His Son.

A lot of us have this longing desire to please God. That’s good and all, but we’re attempting to accomplish something that already exists. 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us when we’re born again, we’re new creations in Christ. Seeing that we’re in Christ and God is well pleased with Him, God is well pleased with us. Like Jesus, we don’t have to perform certain tasks in order for God to be well pleased with us. He is pleased because we’re in Christ.

Some of us associate our actions (good or bad) with pleasing or displeasing God. God may not be pleased with certain actions we commit, but through Christ, He separates us from our actions. This separation leaves us in a well pleased state with God.

Praise God for Jesus. It’s because of Him that God is and forever will be well pleased with us.

 

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