Many Christians today go to church on Sunday, sing the hymns, follow or lead in prayer, and give generously for offering. Then many of those Christians feel that doing that is enough for serving God for the week. Therefore, from Monday to Saturday they deviate from God's path. They decide to live simply for themselves with little or no concern for their actions. Many are mistaken that as long as you go to church on Sunday and repent everything is fine, but that isn't true. When you repent you need to be truly sorry for what you did, and you need to work hard with God to stop committing those sins. This will be hard to do though without a firm relationship with God. Therefore, you need to be sure that you commit yourselves to serving God everyday and not just Sunday. Now even for those Christians who do "serve" God everyday, they too need to be careful. After all, as humans we easily deviate from God in order to please others. When serving God you need to ask yourself, why you are doing something. God is pleased when we are doing things for the glory of God and because it is the right thing to do. However, when you are doing things in order to gain the approval of others the Lord isn't so happy. When you are simply trying to please others you sometimes will compromise your beliefs to do so. Thus, you may become so concerned with pleasing others you forget that you are a servant of God and that is who you are to please. Even though you may slip, as everyone does, you don't have to be too worried. As long as you recognize what you have done, correct it and sincerely ask God for forgiveness, you will be fine. Otherwise, you will become a servant of men and not of Christ, since you aren't able to be both. Simply remember that being a servant of God is far more rewarding than being a servant of men.
Servants Aiding Victims In kNowing God
The following lesson was inspired by the Bible verse:
Am I trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ
~Galatians 1:10 (NIV)~