Galatians 1:10 - Living To Please Man Or God?

Gal.1:10; Living To Please Man Or God?

Gal 1:10 (KJV)  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek 
to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the 
servant of Christ.  

Gal 1:10 (NIV)  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.  

Do you spend your life trying to please everybody? Paul had to 
speak harshly to the Christians in Galatia because they were in 
serious danger. He did not apologize for his straightforward words, 
knowing that he could not serve Christ faithfully if he allowed the 
Galatian Christians to remain on the wrong track. Whose approval are you 
seeking--others' or God's? Pray for the courage to seek God's approval above 
anyone else's.  [Life Application SB] 

A young man once studied violin under a world-renowned violinist 
and master teacher. He worked hard for several years at perfecting 
his talent, and the day finally came when he was called upon to give 
his first major public recital in the large city where both he and 
his teacher lived. Following each selection, which he performed with 
great skill and passion, the performer seemed uneasy about the great 
applause he received. Even though he knew those in the audience were 
musically astute and not likely to give such applause to a less than 
superior performance, the young man acted almost as if he couldn't hear 
the appreciation that was being showered upon him. 
At the close of the last number, the applause was thunderous and 
numerous "Bravo's" were shouted. The talented young violinist, however, 
had his eyes glued on only one spot. Finally, when an elderly man in 
the first row of the balcony smiled and nodded to him in approval, 
the young man relaxed and beamed with both relief and joy. His 
teacher had praised his work! The applause of thousands meant nothing 
until he had first won the approval of the master. 
Who are you most trying to please today? [God's Little 
Devotional Bible]