Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Am I Going To Please God or Man

Am I Going To Please God or Man by Carey Smith

"O the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. Then these men said, 'We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.'" Daniel 6:4-5

Do you wonder how others see you? Are you afraid they judge you as unwise or inconsiderate? Do you make every effort in the world to make people like you? Many of us are so concerned about what other people think, especially when it involves what they think about us.

God is concerned with how others view you. There is a specific thing God wants others to see when they look at you. In 1 Peter 3:15-16, it says, "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander."

Do you see the key words in here? They are "In Christ."

God wants others to see the glory of His Son in us. When the administrators tried to find something against Daniel, they could find nothing. Even they admitted the only thing they could do was order a law that would make Daniel choose between God and man, and they knew Daniel would choose God. But just as in Daniel's case, it is guaranteed that if you live your life as God desires, some will not like you, in fact, they will hate you.

So when we concern ourselves about how others see us, we need to ask ourselves, am I going to please God or man?

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you will maintain your focus as a Christian. Pray that your primary concern today will be to please and honor God in all that you say and do.

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