That is, a life pleasing to God, not to ourselves.
But as far back as the Garden, our enemy, the devil, has been constantly trying to deceive us ...
That we deserve to live a life of pleasure for ourselves
... and reject God and his commandments.
Yet when we give in to this lie, all we get in return is a life of death and destruction.
4 … He has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.