There’s a world of difference between enjoying God’s pleasure and trying to earn it.
“[W]hen I run, I feel His pleasure.” Eric Liddell, Olympic runner
“I . . . [have] ten lonely seconds to justify my whole existence.” Harold Abrahams, Olympic runner
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who revere Him.” Psalm 103:11