Happy Friday to you!
Yesterday morning as we cracked open the book of Galatians in our Bible reading plan, I want to highlight a verse that has been a personal favorite for years:
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. – Galatians 1:10
Life holds no absence of the tension between pleasing God and pleasing man. There are many voices that cry out to us for attention and approval. There are many views and opinions that want to take hold of your loyalty. We are called to be people who are loyal to God over all. And when The Lord says to please Christ over man, I have come to also see that means even pleasing God over pleasing my own voice.
I’m grateful to serve with people who love to please Jesus!. My prayer for you today, is that as you are put in positions to choose between pleasing yourself, others or Christ, that you will be unyielding and living to please your Savior.