‘Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?’ Galatians 1:10
Recently some of my family’s Facebook posts have received negative attention concerning when and where our masks are worn. While I have my own personal, very fleshly I might add, opinions of these individuals as well as a very strong personal opinion about anybody who is eager to debate but reluctant to respect the very things I care about the most, this has brought an up close and personal picture of just how much sin is behind that mask, no pun intended.
Maybe my reasoning is correct. Maybe it isn’t. What I’m certain is incorrect is the tone behind what is written or voiced. The anger and the hatred that wells up inside, in response to somebody trying to push their beliefs on me, is not OK and I am not entitled to ‘respond’ as I please.
All throughout Scripture it is evident where our attention and our allegiance should be. We should be serving an audience of one and there should be no compromise in that. The minute I do compromise a train wreck awaits. I may be labeled as close minded or rigid to the world. The popular vote is no longer a concern to me.
Paul encourages us to press on, to run the race set before us and to keep our eyes on the Prize. I hope all of us who are called to God’s purpose long to hear ‘well done good and faithful servant’ and continue to advance towards the finish line.