This Holyweek let us search ourselves and see what God has to offer. Let us not please man but let us please our God. Godbless us!
This is a story of a young man once studied violin under
a world renowned violinist. He worked hard for several
years perfecting his talent, and the day finally came when
he was called upon to give his first major public recital in
the large city where both he and his teacher lived. Following
each selection, which he performed with great skill and passion,
the performer seemed uneasy about the great applause he
received. Even though he knew those in the audience were
musically astute and not likely to give applause to a less
than superior performance, the young man acted almost as if he
couldn’t hear the appreciation that was being showered upon him.
At the close of the last number, the applause was thunderous
and numerous “BRAVOS” were shouted. The talented young violinist,
however had his eyes glued on only one spot.
Finally, when an elderly man in the first row of the balcony smiled
and nodded to him in approval, the young man relaxed
and beamed with both relief and joy. His teacher had praised
his work! The applause of thousands meant nothing until he
had first won the approval of the master. His top priority
was to please his teacher.
Who are you most trying to please today….????
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him
who sent me.
We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.So we make our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.
Am not trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.