Matt. 3:17 says that at the Baptism of Jesus a Voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, and I am fully pleased with Him." Three verses later, the devil came to Jesus and said"If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread." If Jesus lived in the place that most christians live, He would have turned the stones into a truckload of bread and said "I told you, I told you, nanny nanny nanee nanee." But as we Know he used the Word and quoted Deut. 8:3.."they must feed on every Word of God." The Word of God had just come from heaven "This is my Son, and I am fully pleased with Him."
If we are in Christ, we are fully pleasing to Our Father God, and there is no need for us to jump through religious hoops to gain that approval. We can be at rest while the world and religion drive themselves to exhaustion to please man and try to gain something that they already have in Christ. The real thing is that we must KNOW that we are swallowed up in Christ. Just as death was swallowed up in the ressurection of Christ, we are also. Faith is the only way to gain righteousness, and the only Righteousness is in Christ---Be Blessed---c