Is God pleased with you?

Young Woman WorriedIs God pleased with you? How would you answer that question? How would he answer that question?

My reflex response is to doubt that God could ever really be pleased with me. I know the lust, greed, anger, lies, fear, selfishness, despair and doubt that linger in my heart.

But then comes Jesus. He was perfectly pleasing all the time. He lived a perfect life in my place. He died for all of my imperfections at the cross. And in baptism, he gave me these gifts personally. He washed away my sins. He made me pleasing in God’s sight. And he did that for you, as well.

All of which means that the same words that God spoke to Jesus at his baptism, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17) are spoken to us today, and will be spoken to us the day when we see him face to face in heaven. What a pleasing thought.

Washed clean, just like you,

Pastor Jon Bergemann

Categories: Devotion

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