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 answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
Acts 5:29
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

Do i seek

2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, do you think that we are excusing ourselves to you? In the sight of God we speak in Christ. But all things, beloved, are for your edifying.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

For if

Matthew 22:16
They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone.
Romans 15:1
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1 Corinthians 10:33
even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.
Ephesians 6:6
not in the way of service only when eyes are on you, as men pleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Colossians 3:22
Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
James 4:4
You adulterers and adulteresses, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

The servant

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Good News of God,