TRY TO PLEASE GOD, NOT MAN
We should keep in mind the words of the apostle Paul, who in Ga 1:10 wrote:
“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
If we are serious in our desire to be the servants of Christ, then we must make sure it is God we are trying to please, and not man. This is not to suggest that we give no thought as to how to be more pleasing in our demeanor or presentation of the gospel, but it does mean that we should be more concerned about what God thinks, rather than what people may think.
Gal 1:11 “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.”
Gal 1:12 “For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of Jesus Christ”
When the Holy Spirit gives me a word for someone it is not up to me if that person receives it or rejects it. I am simply obeying the Spirit. Just like when the Holy Spirit draws you to salvation. It is up to you to receive it or reject it.
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
- Chosen Generation! (alookintomymind.wordpress.com)
- No compromise for the child of God (ptl2010.com)
- Don’t Be Menpleasers (journeybits.wordpress.com)