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Unstoppable Reading Plan | Week 1 | Day 5



Prayer


As you come to spend time with Jesus, calm your mind and body until you feel fully present. Thank Jesus that he came to save you!

Bible Reading: Psalm 115:3 and Matthew 25:23


Read these verses three times slowly.

“Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.” Psalm 115:3

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:23

Reflection & Questions


We’ve been reflecting this week on our Unstoppable God. We’ve seen He is unstoppable in life, love, power and wisdom. Today, we reflect on one more unstoppable characteristic of God and this one may well surprise you. God is unstoppably pleased. He loves being God!

The Psalmist says in today’s verse, “He does whatever pleases him.” There is no limit or constraint on God’s actions or will. He never does what He hates to do. He never is coerced into an action he doesn’t want to do. He does whatever brings him pleasure.

As author and pastor John Piper wrote:

“Even at the one point in history where he did what in one sense was the hardest thing for God to do, “not spare his own Son” (Romans 8:32), God was free and doing what pleased him. Paul says that the self-sacrifice of Jesus in death was “a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:2). The greatest sin, and the greatest death, and the hardest act of God was, in some profound way, pleasing to the Father. And on his way to Calvary, Jesus himself had legions of angels at his disposal. “No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord” (John 10:18) — of his own good pleasure — “for the joy that is set before him,” as it says in Hebrews 12:2. At the one point in the history of the universe where Jesus looked trapped, he was totally in charge doing precisely what he pleased — dying to glorify his Father in justifying the ungodly, like you and me.”

Why does this matter to us? It matters in a myriad of ways there are not enough words in the history of the world to express. One way to begin to understand why this matters is to picture a dad who is delighted and a dad who is miserable. How do you see each one relating to his children? We don’t follow a miserable God who wishes we would just go away. We don’t approach a God who begrudgingly gets off His throne to help us. Everything He does for us He does in delight for He only does what pleases Him. That’s the kind of God I want to be around and live my life for! And for those who follow Him, He invites us, “Come and share your master’s happiness!”

      1. What difference does it make that God loves being God?

Prayer


Talk to God in response to the reading today.

Worship Song


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Ed Applegate

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