Who Do You Serve?
Galatians 1:10
Paul asks two questions here, both of which are to awaken the Galatians to his true and unblameable mindset.
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2009-05-10 23:32:41
Paul asks two questions here, both of which are to awaken the Galatians to his true and unblameable mindset. " Is what I have said something that would conciliate myself with men, or with God? Is my desire to be agreeable with men?" Who would be in agreement with Paul, men or God? Who would be happy with what Paul said in verses 8 & 9? His words were so sharp, so confidently authoritative, that the Galatians would have to answer in unison: "Only God!" Though Paul could have left his questions as simply rhetorical, he answers his question with an If/Then principle. The if in his answer implies clearly that Paul is not trying to please man. The glory of God is his focus. If it were not his focus, he would not be a servant of Christ . This is plainly to say that men-pleasers are not servants of Christ, for no man can serve two masters (Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:13) without one becoming jealous of the other. Men want your affection, as does Christ. If you are seeking to please men, you will not please Christ.
10000000007479 7479 Notes 2009-05-10 22:44:31 2009-05-10 23:32:41 Paul asks two questions here, both of which are to awaken the Galatians to his true and unblameable mindset. " Is what I have said something that would conciliate myself with men, or with God? Is my desire to be agreeable with men?" Who would be in agreement with Paul, men or God? Who would be happy with what Paul said in verses 8 & 9? His words were so sharp, so confidently authoritative, that the Galatians would have to answer in unison: "Only God!" Though Paul could have left his questions as simply rhetorical, he answers his question with an If/Then principle. The if in his answer implies clearly that Paul is not trying to please man. The glory of God is his focus. If it were not his focus, he would not be a servant of Christ . This is plainly to say that men-pleasers are not servants of Christ, for no man can serve two masters (Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:13) without one becoming jealous of the other. Men want your affection, as does Christ. If you are seeking to please men, you will not please Christ. notes
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ἄρτι γὰρ ἀνθρώπους πείθω ἢ τὸν θεόν;
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God?
ἢ ζητῶ ἀνθρώποις ἀρέσκειν;
Or am I trying to please man?
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εἰ ἔτι ἀνθρώποις ἤρεσκον,
If I were still trying to please man,
Χριστοῦ δοῦλος οὐκ ἂν ἤμην.
I would not be a servant of Christ.
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10000000007479 7479 Arc 2009-05-10 22:44:31 2009-05-10 23:32:41 editing Galatians 1 10 1 10 Galatians 1:10 48 NT tisch esv i215690 i215691 i215686 ἄρτι γὰρ ἀνθρώπους πείθω ἢ τὸν θεόν; For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? i215687 ἢ ζητῶ ἀνθρώποις ἀρέσκειν; Or am I trying to please man? alternative i215692 i215688 εἰ ἔτι ἀνθρώποις ἤρεσκον, If I were still trying to please man, i215689 Χριστοῦ δοῦλος οὐκ ἂν ἤμην. I would not be a servant of Christ. conditional 2 questionanswer 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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