Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of men or of God? Or am I trying to please men? For if I were still trying to please men, I would not be the servant of Christ.
The number one question before us on today is the one we ALL must ask ourselves on a daily basis and that is “from whom do we seek approval”?
People of God who’s approval are you seeking? If you are seeking the approval of men, I have no doubt that you are NOT pleasing God!
The writer of this text, Apostle Paul declares that if his goal was to please men, he would be of no benefit to God nor the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Without a doubt, Christ is my goal and I seek daily to please and serve Him!
We as the people of God are reminded in scripture where we should seek and where to put our trust and hope and that is in the Lord our God alone.
If you are seeking to please men, you are definitely NOT pleasing God! No man can serve two masters.
As Joshua said to Israel thousands of years ago, I say to you on today with conviction “Choose ye this day whom you will serve”!
Let’s listen to Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God .
The Lord God is a jealous God and declares that there should be NO other gods before Him.
If you have lived to see 2019, you have been given another opportunity to get it right with God!
Now is the time for EVERYONE of us to take inventory of our lives.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more. 2 For you remember what we taught you by the authority of the Lord Jesus .
The call, my prayer and my cry to you on today is that if your daily goal in life has been or still is to please men, that as of today, you repent and ask God for forgiveness and return to Him for the forgiveness of your sins against Him. because He promises to forgive you if you do.
This chaotic world is a warning to ALL OF US that it is time for the turnaround! It is time to live to please God!
Only what we do for Christ will last! Everything else, including people is short lived!