You Can't Do Enough to Please God - Radical

You Can’t Do Enough to Please God

Can we please God? Does God desire his followers to be more moral? In this video, Pastor David Platt explains that the core of Christianity is to give to Jesus our complete and utter inability to please God. Pastor Platt explains that humans are unable to fulfill what God has required of us: undivided obedience to his law. The Bible teaches that Jesus fulfills this law on our behalf if we trust in him. Instead of fighting a battle Christ has already won for us, we can trust that Christ’s blood covers a multitude of sins.

  1. Giving Up Our Ability to Please God 
  2. Relying on Jesus 
  3. God Delighting in Us

The whole point of Christianity is that we have given Jesus our complete and utter inability to obey God. We can’t do it. So stop believing that you can measure up and do enough to please and obey Him. Stop fighting the battle that you will never be able to win. Even though you fought it your entire life, you will never be able to win. Stop fighting the battle that, praise be to God, He has already won for you.

You Can’t Do Enough to Please God

You don’t have to measure up to the law because He measures up to the law. He has accomplished it for you. And the whole point of Christianity is coming to Him and giving up all we have and saying, “I can’t do it.” And as a result, we no longer have to come into this setting and ever not once think that God is disappointed in us. Because God has taken all of your sin and all of your inability to please Him, He has nailed it to a cross. And when he looks at you, He sees you. Not disappointed in you, but He sees you and delights in you, not because of one ounce of your performance this week, but all because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, his Son.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical.

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow MeCounter CultureSomething Needs to ChangeBefore You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series.

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.


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