I have read a phrase in a religious writing 'pleasure of God'. I had a kind of feeling that 'pleasure' doesn't fit best here. The writer meant to say:
to please God
He used a noun form. His writing was about good deeds, virtues that humans do to please God. His sentence was:
Can he make atonement by giving charity for the pleasure of God?
I think it should be:
Can he make atonement by giving charity to please God.
Am I right?
Do natives use this phrase 'pleasure of God'? Do you say, [I am worshiping for the pleasure of God.]?
Actually the word 'pleasure' seems to give kind of different meaning.