This world offers so many things that make us happy, but what is it that makes God happy? He is the one who had given us all things to enjoy. Do we ever wonder what pleases Him? It pleased God through Christ that He created all things for His pleasure. (Revelation 4:11). Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
By faith in Christ we please God by staying obedient to His word, yet if anyone decides to turn from Him He takes no pleasure in the disobedient soul. (Hebrews 10:38-39). Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
It is written life and death is in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21)…….. and the carnal mind does not please God and leads to death, while to be spiritually minded pleases God and leads to life! (Romans 8:5-10). For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.