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 Winning God’s Favor Or Man’s? (Chinese/English)

Winning God’s Favor Or Man’s?


“Now am I trying to win the favour of men, or of God? Do I seek to please men? If I were still seeking popularity with men, I should not be a bond servant of Christ (the Messiah)…Galatians 1:10.”


The above verse presents an interesting question for all of us, especially those of us, in ministry. Who are we really seeking to please? It is God who we serve? So why are we constantly trying to please men? Someone once said, Man is looking for better methods.   God is looking for better men.


What are you doing to please men?    Are you moving away from the tried and trusted ways of scripture?   Are we using the latest how to do church from the latest author, who take something of scripture, but adds their input to create a formula that works?  We have a how to plant churches manual and how to preach manual, in the book of Acts and yet, we want to formulate some new ideas to please men.   Why?


We all seek revival in our churches, but we seek to put it in a way that is comfortable for men.   Revival comes when the conditions of true repentance and humility are met.   I hear of revival meetings here and there, but revival is a sovereign act of God not something that man can organize. If we as the church or as individuals even become popular with the world that is the sign that the church is heading in the wrong direction.


 We as a church and individuals are not to strive for the popularity of men; we strive for the pleasure of God. If you or I are striving to win man’s approval, then as Paul says, we are not bond servants of Jesus.    We are nothing short of religious frauds. It is time to seek the pleasure of God and not the approval of man.


God bless,


About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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  1. I’m choosing GOD over everything and everyone every single time!
    Good word Brother!
    God Bless~

  2. Jennifer Woodley

    Love your writing Keith. Thank you.

  3. bless you and thanks

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