Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

The servant

Bible References

Do i now

Acts 4:19
But Peter and John having replied to them, they said, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken to you rather than God, judge ye.
Acts 5:29
And Peter and the apostles having answered, they said, We must obey God rather than men.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore also we aspire, whether at home or away from home, to be well-pleasing to him.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good-news, thus we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who proves our hearts.

Do i seek

2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, do ye think that we are making defense to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edification.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good-news, thus we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who proves our hearts.

For if

Matthew 22:16
And they send out their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou are true, and teach the way of God in truth, and it is not a concern to thee about a man, for thou look not to the personage of men.
Romans 15:1
Now we the strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the frail, and not to please ourselves.
1 Corinthians 10:33
just as I also strive to please in all things for all men, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many, so that they may be saved.
Ephesians 6:6
Not according to eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,
Colossians 3:22
Bondmen, obey in all things those masters according to flesh, not in eye-service as men-pleasers, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.
James 4:4
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is hatred of God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

The servant

Romans 1:1
Paul, a bondman of Jesus Christ, a called apostle separated for the good-news of God