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.