On top of the world, everything is in its place and you are beginning to see "just how good you are", as everyone speaks well of you. Does your JOY depend upon what others think of you? Do you think you are successfully doing GOD'S work when "everyone is happy" and tell you what a great job you are doing? BEWARE! Luke 6:26, The REDEEMER said, "woe unto you, when all people speak well of you..." The world does not love, nor want to be like, a holy, humble and spiritual person. Oh, their consciences tell them such a life is right and they are even constrained to speak well of a true Christian; yes, they will even put confidence in a devout Christian instead of one of their own. Galatians 1:10, "...do I seek to please men?...yet if I seek to please men, I cannot seek to please GOD..." What gives us the greatest pleasure, provides authority for our actions and shapes our conduct in life? Is it approval of men or GOD? When "everyone" loves us, maybe it is because we are becoming more like them. Have we betrayed our Faith lately? Have you made a commitment for the LORD this week but someone you know has invited you to their party? Has someone complimented you so that you will be motivated to do what they want? Do you really think you "can make everyone happy" and please GOD too? Where does your power and Faith come from; the approval of others or the approval of GOD? When everyone is happy with you, IT MAY NOT NECESSARILY A "GOOD THING".
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