Prayer Focus: Syria

Bible Reading: Galatians 1-3


Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.  (Galatians 1:10 )


Paul recognizes the contrast between men and God. Like money and God (Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:13), we cannot serve both. Each day we make choices that declare who or what we worship. The first two of the Ten Commandments may be the most difficult to truly obey in a world full of wealth, opportunity, temptations, and distractions.


Are you a people pleaser or a God pleaser? “It is better to be marked by God than marketed by man.” -Christine Caine


LORD, I am constantly tempted to be a people pleasure, yet I truly want to glorify You—always. Forgive me for seeking the applause of men rather than You and Your will. Thank You for the reminder to always serve an audience of One. In Jesus’ Name, amen.


For old-school Christian music fans, check out this Petra song, Godpleaser (it’s at the 18:18 mark).