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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Pleasing God


Galatians 1: 10

Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

Each and every day, we all have to answer the question, “Who is it that I am trying to please?”  We all want to answer, “It is God..”  But, most of the time the answer is that we please ourselves or other people.

How do we please God?  We please God by living each day in faith.  This means that we live a life marked by love.  If our lives are marked by love then we will put the needs of others before our needs.  We will live a life of servanthood in which we offer God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness in the course of our day.

If we live a life of faith, there will be no need to seek human approval for the way we have lived, because all of our actions and all of our words have been for the honor of God.  


May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)


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