by Ron Dunn

Pleasing God
Ron Dunn
Hebrews 11:6

By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation, he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith: it is impossible to please him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

There are some verses in the Bible that stand out as strategic above other verses. All verses, of course are important, but there are some verses that hold a strategic position and are meant to be like a compass to keep us on course. I'm not a pilot, but I have always wanted to be. I could never did get up enough nerve to try it. I have a pilot friend who has a plane, and occasionally, he will fly me to a meeting. When we are in the air, and everything is all right, there are times when he will let me "drive—steer." We were going to Oklahoma, and it was a beautiful sunny day. The main thing I wanted to do was keep it upright, I didn't want to fly upside down. After a while, he said you had better let me take this for a minute. I asked what I was doing wrong. He said, well I told you to watch this instrument. If you keep on going in this direction, we are going to end up in Miami, Florida. That's why the instruments are there. It seemed to me like I was going the right direction. He said, yes, that is one of the problems. It feels like you are doing right, but you have to watch the compass. I was way off course and going the opposite direction.
You know there are times in the Christian life when you feel like you may be going in the right direction, but you have to keep coming back again and again to the instruments to check yourself to make certain you are on course. It is so easy for us to get off course. There is a way that seems right unto man, but the end thereof is the way of death. There are some verses that I think we need to come back to again and again as ...

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