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Praised by God

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Praised by God #8 — Pleasing Praise

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death, and he was not to be found because God took him up. For before his removal he had been commended as having pleased God. Hebrews 11:5 Gracious God, pleasing you is such a pleasure! You have made it so simple. Creation reveals … Continue reading

Praised by God #7 — Well Done!

His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21 No participation trophy here. No words of praise or welcome for failure. We can only expect to hear these words … Continue reading

Praised by God #6 — Approved Commendation

It is not the individuals who commend themselves who are approved, but the person the Lord commends. 2 Corinthians 10:18 Self-condemnation and self-commendation are both unwise. When we condemn ourselves, we imply that Jesus’ death for us was inadequate. But God raised him from the dead to prove that it was. So if God does … Continue reading

Praised by God #5 — Informed Praise

Do not judge anyone before the time when the Lord comes. He will reveal the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the intentions of our hearts; then our praise will come to us from God. 1 Corinthians 4:5 Impatience often causes us not to gather enough information. Incomplete information leads to misunderstanding, misdiagnosis, and … Continue reading

Praised by God #4 — Valued Trials

While rejoicing in the salvation which is coming, you suffer necessary but temporary trials, so that in the genuineness of your faith—which is much more valuable than fire-tested gold—you will find praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:5–7 Olympic gold medalists resemble the gold they pursue. Olympic gold only … Continue reading

Praise by God #3—Marvelous Praise

The centurion said, “Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” … When Jesus heard this, he marveled and exclaimed, “I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.” Matthew 8:8–10 We know that during Jesus’ three years of ministry in Israel, he traveled around the country proclaiming the good news … Continue reading

Praised by God #2 — Singular Praise

If you accept praise from one another and don’t seek the praise that comes from the one God, you can’t believe me. John 5:44 Abraham had a choice when he returned from the battle with the four kings: accept physical tokens of gratitude from the King of Sodom or look to the Almighty for his … Continue reading