The Praise of God

When we seek the praise and approval of man the result is:

Frustration
Grief
Disappointment
Anger
Sin
Fear
Unfulfilled plans
Hurt
Despair

When we look for the praise of God the result is:

Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance
More grace
Filled plans
His Approval
His fellowship
Christ-likeness
Surrender
Hope

So all that you do, do heartily as unto the Lord, because all His promises of new life are sure. Jesus had many doubting Him, questioning Him, and trying to get Him to deny the Father, however, He won the battle by doing only the Father’s will and not man’s. There are many man-made works that we can do, but there will be no peace in it. Don’t sacrifice His peace for man’s peace. It’s counterfeit.

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