How often do you go about your day — checking yourself? I don’t mean your looks, but your behavior, your language, your walk in righteousness.
When we are in church with our fellow worshippers, we watch what we say. We make it our business to be careful to put on our best behavior. Why? And who are we fooling?! We are fooling ourselves, not others. We are trying to please man.
We put on a facade to appear to be something that we are not in the presence of those who are just like us. Be reminded, that there is none good — not one, but God.
Our pleasing should be to God, not man. When we put on our best behavior in front of others, know that God knows you better than you know yourself. Before you walked in the presence of your fellow worshippers, God saw and heard everything you said and did. He knows your flaws.
The good you put on in front of others, can last longer than just a little while. We are not to be men-pleasers, but pleasers of God. Therefore, be perfect in Christ by reading the word of God, following Christ, praying and meditating on His word, wanting to know Him and having a personal relationship with God. Then your little while, will turn into a lifestyle.
Galatians 1:10 (KJV) – for do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Mark 10:18 (KJV) – and Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Romans 3:12 (KJV) – they are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Proverbs 5:21 (KJV) – for the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.
Proverbs 15:3 (KJV) – the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Matthew 5:48 (KJV) – be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.