Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jesus Christ is our Lord and Master

Galatians 1:10

  • For am I seeking the approval of man, or of God?

Paul is asking Galatians here whether he's seeking the approval of man or the approval of God. Of course, this is a rhetorical question, and the answer is the approval of God.

  • Or am I trying to please man?

No, Paul was not trying to please man but he was seeking the approval of God.

  • If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

He's not a servant of man, but a servant of Christ. There can only be one master, and Paul's master was the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, Paul couldn't please man while being a servant of Jesus.

Paul served man for their well-being, even, the salvation of their souls. Paul here is not saying we should be rude to others but rather we shouldn't fear man or seek their approval and in the process, compromise our service to the Lord.

When we serve Christ, we should also serve others around us. But if we seek man's approval, we may end up compromising our position and identity as Christ's servants. Therefore, we need to watch that our master and lord is Jesus only. He is the Lord of all, and Master of all.

To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

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