Our Lessons for this morning show two ways of living. Job 24 is the way of life that is against God and all goodness. Titus 2 is the way of life that seriously intends and works to please God. It is the life we pray for morning and evening when we ask God to help us live a godly, righteous and sober life. Today we continue to talk about what Christians do, and today’s sermon is, “Christians Please.” Of course we are talking about pleasing God, because Christians live to please God. That is our first and last priority in life. We can say this in many ways, and indeed the Bible uses many phrases to express this idea. We can say our first duty is to be the people of God. We can say our first goal is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind. We can say our goal is to be filled with all the fulness of God, to walk in the Spirit, and to dwell in Christ and have Him dwell in us. One of the most pointed and graphic ways of expressing this is found in Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” That is your goal, Christian; to live in such a way that it may truly be said you are crucified and now live in the faith of the Son of God. You died when Christ died on the cross. You were crucified with Him, but now you live in Him.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.X