Seeking the approval of man
We don’t go into mission because we fear rejection. Or another way of stating this is that we spend our lives seeking approval from other people. The disciple John spoke about seeking the approval of man (12:42-43) “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. The Apostle Paul in writing to the Galatians said (1:10) Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Follow Paul’s example and don’t fear the reaction of others and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.