“but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.” (1 Thes 2:4)
While it is true that we are to live at peace with all men so much as it depends on us, if a situation ever arises where we must choose to please God or man; Choose God! This might seem extremely obvious, but I exhort you to do it! God is the one whom we serve and we are to do all things as unto Him. Any reward that you could gain by earning man’s approval pales in comparison to receiving the praise of God! Likewise, nothing in this world is worth giving up eternal glory! You have been entrusted with the truth and the sad reality is that many are ignorant of it. So speak and live in accordance with the truth. Men may not understand why you live the way you do and they may even despise you for the things you say…but then again they might not! Your testimony just might ignite a desire within them to come to the Lord!
– Sister Kayla Olmsted