Whose Approval and What I Approve

The apostle Paul writes to the churches of Galatia, “Am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or a I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ” (Galatians 1:10).

It’s only one verse.

But in that one verse, Paul shreds his hearers to the core, namely, me.

I can’t seek the approval of man AND the approval of God.

Well, I can, but in the end I’ll favor the people around me.

So as you look at your own life and consider what you’re approving, that is, what you accept, enjoy, turn a blind eye to, refuse to address/confront, whose approval are you seeking?

Whose approval you seek will ultimately determine what you approve.

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