Inductive Study, Galatians 1
Key Verse: Am I now trying to win human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10
I cannot please people and please God at the same time. As I live seeking God’s approval I will inadvertently offend some people. Many people are likely to be confused by the things I do for God and their confusion will cause them to disapprove. These are the thoughts that cause me to hesitate rather than act when God asks me to do something. From time to time as I struggle with this my husband will remind me that the only opinions that are really of importance are his and Gods. I know he’s right but I still struggle. Ultimately it’s always God’s approval that I long for and the promise of His approval will move me. I can’t please people and still serve God.
Lord I pray you would give me the encourage and independence I need in order to accomplish all that you have put me here for, regardless of what other people will say. I know you have a purpose and a plan for me. I long for your favor and approval. You are so holy and mighty, Lord. I am humbled by the thought that you would choose to work through me; I am nothing. I love you, Lord. I will move as you move me. In Jesus name, Amen.
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