Pleasing the Father

Jesus always did things that pleased the Father (John 8:29).  He did this by constantly doing the Father’s Will instead of His own (John 6:38).  He was constantly doing righteousness in regard to all His deeds (Psalm 145:17).  He gave money to the poor (John 13:29).  He helped those who had no helper.  He gave money to people, expecting nothing in return (Luke 6:35).  He was constantly giving and doing good for the Father and, as a result, He never gave in to temptation (Luke 6:38; 1 Peter 3:13; Matt. 4:10).  Jesus was overcoming by doing good (Rev. 3:21).

Jesus told people they should repent and live the righteous life by glorifying the Father with good works and thus, be lights and examples to others (Matt. 5:16; Titus 2:14).  He loved His enemies and proved it by doing good to them (Matt. 5:44).   By living to please only God in His life and by doing God’s Will instead of His own, He showed us how to be perfect (Matt. 5:48).  Jesus did so many acts of kindness, it would be impossible to record all the good things He did (John 21:25).   Jesus glorified the Father, while He was here on earth, by doing His Father’s Will as it is done in heaven (John 7:17; 17:4; Matt. 6:10).

By performing these acts of kindness, Jesus overcame His fleshly nature (Rom. 8:3; 12:21; John 16:33). He was made perfect because He was involved in the perfection process - the process God gave Jesus Christ, to show people how easily it could be done (Heb. 5:9; 12:23; John 5:19; Matt. 11:29-30).  It had to be easy and pleasant because God is not calling many who are wise, but the lowly (1 Cor. 1:26-27).

Yes, where there is a will, there is a way.  Now you know the Will, so now you know the Way.  Follow the example of Jesus Christ and overcome (Eph. 5:1).