Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Again I am amazed at how similar we are as a people today, to the people of this first century. Paul admonishes the early church for going in the wrong direction, following faulty teaching. Why is it we are so easily influenced? When we follow a bad idea, we allow others to encourage and influence us. Yet we know what is right, and what is wrong. There is comfort in the company, I suppose. But it cannot be compared to the comfort of following God, which is eternal.
Holy One, May I always choose you over all other paths. Your comfort is eternal. Amen