God is sovereign. It pleased Jesus to choose you, so you can please Him.

God is sovereign. It pleased Jesus to choose you, so you can please Him.

“Whatever the LORD pleases He does” (Ps 135:6)
“for it is God who works [energeo] in you both to will [thelo] and to do [energeo] for His good pleasure.” (Phil 2:13)
“And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” (Jn 8:29)
“that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him” (Col 1:10)
“having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will” (Eph 1:5)
“having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself” (Eph 1:9)
“Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power” (2Thes 1:11)
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right [exousia] to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born [gennao], not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (Jn 1:12-13)
“For even Christ did not please Himself” (Rom 15:3)
“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” (Gal 1:10)
“just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God” (1Thes 4:1)
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hb 11:6)
“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.” (2Cor 5:9)
“make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Heb 13:21)
“And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” (1Jn 3:22)
“Let the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” (Ps 35:27)
“The works of the LORD are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.” (Ps 111:2)
“The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.” (Ps 147:11)
“For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.” (Ps 149:4)
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure” (Isa 46:10)
“Say to them: As I live, says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” (Ezek 33:11)
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Lk 12:32)
Reading: Ps 135-137; Rev 21