Job 22:3, “Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou are righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?”
This verse is a portion of one of Job’s “friend’s,” Eliphaz, response to Job’s situation. Oh, Eliphaz, if you only knew how much God delights in us when we live in a righteous manner. III John 4 states, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” Though the context of this verse is not God’s relationship with His children, the truth still applies. God is greatly pleased when His children are righteous. Abraham was righteous, and he was called the friend of God. David was righteous, and he was called a man after God’s own heart.
I want my life to please the Lord. There’s a song entitled, “I Just Want to Please the Lord,” sung by The Higher Praise Trio from Faith Music Missions. The lyrics of the chorus are below. I want God to be able to look at me and say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”
I just want to please the Lord
Be in His will in every way
To be lost in His presence,
Found in His likeness
Hear him say: well done