What Makes God Happy?
By Fin Sheridan
“But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16
One of the many, many reasons that dogs are better than cats (and if you disagree, feel free to comment and tell me why!) is that a dog loves to find out what makes you happy so they can do it. That’s why they keep bringing you the stick to throw – they think you like throwing sticks! Their buffoonish obsession with being a “good boy” is part of their canine charm. God created dogs and he saw that they were good and they wagged their tails because being a good dog makes them the happiest.
Have you ever thought what makes God the happiest? It’s a question that we all ask about our closest relationships – we wonder what makes our spouse happiest, we discover what makes our children happiest, we learn what makes our colleagues happiest. But what about God? What makes an eternally loving, complete God happy?
Well, the best place to look is in his word, the Bible. Thankfully there’s several verses that give us a strong suggestion of the things that are closest to God’s heart.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” James 1:27
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Loving God means loving what – and who – God loves. That’s what CBN is all about!
Notice the theme here? The heart of God is for those that need it the most. He wants us to “love mercy” because he loves mercy! It’s at the core of who God is.
That’s why CBN is committed to humanitarian work across the world. Throughout history, Christians have always led the way in showing practical compassion and we want to continue that long legacy. That’s why Orphan’s Promise exists. That’s why we have CBN Humanitarian projects. We are an organisation committed to pleasing God through loving the people who need it the most.
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