Live by God’s Truth
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
We live by God’s Truth because God is our judge. If we live to please people or to please self, we can drift away from God’s Truth, just like the Pharisees. The Pharisees lived to please people and Jesus said their hearts were far from God. These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. (Matthew 15:8) God judges the heart which is reflected by our thoughts, because the heart can be far away from the spoken words.
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:77) Our thoughts reveal everything about us, and if we deviate from his Truth, He will know. If we change God’s Truth to please people, we are living in sin. We show God’s unconditional love to everyone, but we never deviate from God’s Truth. We may know people that are living in Sin, but that doesn’t mean we will deviate from God’s truth, we show them God’s unconditional love. We reveal God’s truth with love and compassion; but if they refuse to listen, we will continue to show God’s love in hopes they will change.
Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. (Matthew 7:21) Our hearts seek to serve Christ, because the will of the Father and the will of Christ are the same. We can never do the Lord’s will perfectly, even if our hearts desires to be perfect, because we sometimes live to please the flesh. Pleasing people gives Satan a foothold, and God’s knows we have deviated from his Truth. We cannot continually deviate from one of God’s truths and expect God’s approval. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. (James 2:10)
But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2:4) When we seek to live by God’s truths, we will treat everyone with respect and reflect God’s love and care. Living to please God makes our relationship with others better.
Today live to please God, and we do that by reflecting his love and compassion to others. Our hearts genuinely care about every soul, and we reflect Jesus by telling them about salvation through Christ.
Prayer: Help me to always please you and not people, and never let me deviate for your divine Truth. Guide me to reflect Jesus to everyone. In Christ name, Amen