Who Are You Trying To Please? God or Others? – John 12:27-50

From my reading in John 12:27-50 in the One Year New Testament.

There were many “secret believers” in Jesus day.

They believed in Jesus but they were to scared of what they would lose if they were open about their faith.

“Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue. For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.” John 12:42–43

Who are you trying to please, God or others? 

When we focus on pleasing others more than God it stops us from doing what God wants us to do.

When we live for the approval of others we become paralyzed by fear and will be unwilling to risk for Jesus.

Jesus was living to please the Father, not others.

Some things Jesus did and said made him wildly popular others made people want to kill him.  He spoke the truth wether it was liked by others or not.

We should follow Jesus and live to please God and stop worrying  so much about what others think. 

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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