Monday, February 05, 2007

Who do you live to please?

"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10

Here Paul gives us a real challenge to think - who do you live for. In the previous verses he is reminding the church of Galatia that there is only one true gospel, only one truth, only one Jesus Christ - and this one God is who we serve, who we love, who we live for. It should be His approval and His approval alone we should be working for.

Obviously it is a blessing to receive encouragement from our bothers and sisters but if we live for that then we are only setting ourselves up for a fall. Everything we live to do should begin and end with our relationship with God. Seek to please God by serving Him with wholeheartedness and excellence.

See also Matthew 25:31-46


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