Text: For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)
Tweet: The Apostle Paul understood, as few Christians do today, that only those seeking Godâ€™s approval rather than manâ€™s applause will be found faithfully serving Christ in this Christ-rejecting world. As Martin Luther warned, faithful servants of Christ will so â€œboldly and bitterly anger the worldâ€ as to incite against themselves the worldâ€™s â€œscorn, persecution, and condemnation.â€ It all boils down to whether or not youâ€™re willing to fall out of favor with fallen man in order to be faithful to the Masterâ€”Jesus Christ! Who are you living to please, yourself, others, or Christ?