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Verse 10: “For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.”

Ever walk down a hallway or a street or even in your own home…you were going somewhere to do something…when you suddenly change direction 180 degrees because you forgot something? Then you took a few steps, realized you didn’t forget something, and pivoted back 180 degrees to your original direction? Then did it again?? I know I have done that, and had people who observed me chuckle at my uncoordinated “dance”. Of course, most of them chuckle, because they have done the exact same thing. The funny sight of all this is the fact that you are trying to go in two different directions at the same time, but your body just can’t do that!

Paul used a similar analogy to disprove his critics of presenting a diluted Gospel (all because Paul wasn’t including “the law” in his teachings). Paul told them he couldn’t serve God and please man. He certainly wasn’t trying to curry favor from the religious leaders…he was serving Jesus Christ. (Oh, that we would all have that attitude today!) Nobody said it better than Jesus Himself when He talked about treasures in Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

So which way are you going today?

Something to think about.

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