In Whom I am Well Pleased

Matthew 3:16-17, “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

This is the passage that Jesus comes to John the Baptist to be baptized. As Jesus was baptized, God looked down on Him and said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” If we are a Christian, we are a child of God. John 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” I wonder what God would think of us if he looked down on us. Would He be pleased by our lives or would he be ashamed? I want God to be pleased with me.

As a son, I never wanted to disappoint my parents. I wanted to please them. I did not want to embarrass them in a “Whose kid is that?” situation. The same applies with my relationship with the Lord. I want God to look down on my and say, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” Is God pleased with your life today? If not, why? The first step in fixing a problem is identifying the problem. Make the decision to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord.

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