Are You Seeking The Approval of God or Man

If you are seeking the approval of men then why do you think you will be rewarded in heaven? Did you not already receive what you were seeking?

If you allow God to work through you and it is for His glory then you will be rewarded. Whatever you do, do for the Lord. For His glory, not your own.

John 12:42-43
Nevertheless many, even of the rulers, believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, so that they would not be excommunicated from the synagogue; for they loved the approval of people rather than the approval of God.

Matthew 6:1-2
 “Take care not to practice your righteousness in the sight of people, to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, so that they will be praised by people. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for people, knowing that it is from the Lord that you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

We Are the Lord’s

Romans 14:8
for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
2 Corinthians 5:7-9
for we walk by faith, not by sight—but we are of good courage and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
Hebrews 2:14-15
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, so that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Both in this life and the one to come we are the Lord’s. We belong to Him and will be with Him and nothing will separate us from Him. What waits for us is so much better than what is here. I have also found there is not greater joy than serving Him and enjoying Him. There is nothing else I would rather do. He has brought so much peace in my life and He loves me so much.

You too can be one of His and spend eternity with Him and enjoy Him. You too can be kept from Satan’s grasp. Just simply believing in Him for the safe keeping of your soul. Believe that He died for you, was buried, and then raised from the dead.

He loves you too very much. He is patient and does not wish for anyone to perish.