When Queen Victoria was a child, she didn’t know she was in line for the throne of England. Her
instructors, trying to prepare her for the future, were frustrated because they couldn’t motivate her. She
just didn’t take her studies seriously. Finally, her teachers decided to tell … More
From what Paul says he was evidently being charged with having questionable conduct (v. 3). In this verse he denies three allegations:
In trying to persuade people we may be tempted to alter our position just enough to make our message more palatable. Paul never changed his message to make it more acceptable. He was not looking for the praise of men (v. 4). If he had been seeking self-glorification, there would certainly have been better ways to obtain it than the life endangering things he went through.
What are some safeguards I can take to keep my message clear, my motivations pure and my methods above reproach?
For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
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