Most Relevant Verses
Am I now trying to win the approval of people or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be the Messiah's servant.
For they loved the praise of human beings more than the praise of God.
About that time, Herod arrested some people who belonged to the church and mistreated them. He even had James, the brother of John, killed with a sword. When he saw how this was agreeable to the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter, too. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.
Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.
Correct your son and he will comfort you; he will also delight your soul.
But a married man is concerned about things of this world, that is, about how he can please his wife,
and so his attention is divided.
He bent his bow against us as would an enemy, his right hand cocked as would an adversary. He has killed everyone in whom we took pride; in the tent of cherished Zion he poured out his anger like fire.
When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Offer that to your governor would he be pleased with you or receive you favorably?" asks the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
People heard how I groan, with no one to comfort me. All my adversaries have heard about my troubles; they rejoice that you have caused them. Bring on the day you have promised, so my adversaries will become like me.
No one serving in the military gets mixed up in civilian matters, for his aim is to please his commanding officer.