The apostle Paul played an extremely important role in establishing the first century church (along with Peter and James). As a result, 13 of our 27 books of the New Testament were written by Paul. In Paul’s letters he provides an amazing testimony about his desire to receive approval from God for his work. At no time does Paul ever appear to care what others humans thought about him and his work because he only cared what God thought of his work.
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Today leaders receive high levels of pressure to be “people pleasures.” Sometimes good leadership gets confused with merely being charismatic and popular. However, the apostle Paul provides an example of how you should seek the approval of God and not the approval of humans.
I. PAUL DID NOT SEEK APPROVAL FROM PEOPLE ON EARTH