These people seek the honor of men and reject true honor that comes from God.Ogba Victor
Some Christians are mindful of their relationship with men. They are concerned about maintaining friendship and the love of men over God.
Even in the church, some pastors are so concerned with maintaining a good name and friendship among their congregation more than God.
They are those who chase after the love of men, the respect of men, the greetings of men, the goodness of men and favours from men.
Because of the need for respect from men, they don’t openly condemn sin.
They try to paint black as brown. They are afraid a member will leave the church. They fear men won’t give them greetings and respect anymore.
They are afraid that the member who gives lots of offerings will no more give if they condemn his or her sin.
These people seek the honour of men and reject true honour that comes from God.
I remember a top Pastor with millions of members in USA who was asked if Homosexuality was sin and he replied “I am not a Judge”. For 10-15mins of the interview, he couldn’t openly say “YESSSS “.
Beloved for how can we say we love God when we care more about what man thinks more than what God thinks.
The scripture says in James 4:4
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.
For the pastors and Christians still looking for favour from men and thereby not telling theme the truth, for those painting black as brown, for those curdling sin because of one selfish reason or the other:
Have you not read; have you not heard that Jesus said in:
“Matthew 10:37. Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; “
Also did we not read
“Mathew 16:24. If anyone would come after Me, he must deny ‘self’…”.
Oh Yes!!! for we can’t say that Jesus is lord and be men pleasers because of ‘self‘.
It is a crime of self. For in self we think of how men will feel, how my church will feel, how it will affect my horizontal life, my, my, my .and no space for God.
Finally, think on these
When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
12Then the disciples came to Him and said, “Are You aware that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”13.But Jesus replied, “Every plant that My Heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by its roots.14. Disregard them! They are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”…
May God help us all in Jesus’ name Amen.