Proverbs 16:25 There is a path before each person that seemsright, but it ends in death. (NLT)
Galatians 1:10 Obviously, I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant. (NLT)
Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. (NIV)
To Seek God’s Approval • Focus On Pleasing God Instead Of Pleasing People
Ephesians 4:21-24 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.
Ephesians 4:21-24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. (NLT)
2 Corinthians 3:6 He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life. (NLT)
To Seek God’s Approval • Focus On Pleasing God Instead Of Pleasing People • Trust The Approval Of God Instead Of Seeking The Approval Of People
1 Thessalonians 2:4 On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. (NIV)
Luke 13:6-9 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard,
Luke 13:6-9 ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it.
Luke 13:6-9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’ (NIV)