galatians 1:10 esv


What are "the cherubim" of 2 Samuel 22:11? For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? It may be implied also that if in fact a man makes it his aim to please people, or if this is the purpose for which he lives and acts, and if he shapes his conduct with reference to that, he cannot be a Christian or a servant of Christ. The greek word which is translated apostle is apostlos which means “messenger.” After he encountered the risen and ruling Christ on the road to Damascus, Paul was appointed by Him to bring the message of salvation through Jesus to the gentiles (we’ll get more into this tomorrow). (3) one of the main differences between Christians and the world is, that others aim to please people; the Christian aims to please only God. He therefore intimates that he was a widely different person now from what he had been while a Jew. A friend of Christ must do his duty, and must regulate his conduct by the will of God, whether people are pleased with it or not. not men, but God; the apostle did not teach them to hearken either to himself, or any of the other apostles, Peter, James, and John, any further than as he and they preached the pure Gospel of Christ; but should they do otherwise, they were not to be attended to, but God, who spake by his Son; or Christ, who is God as well as man; who is the great prophet in the church, a son in his own house, whose voice is to be hearkened to in all matters of doctrine, worship, and duty: or thus, "do I now persuade" you, to obey "men or God"; not men, but God; he did not teach them to regard the traditions of the elders, or to obey the commandments of men, but, on the contrary, the ordinances of Christ, who is the one Lord, and only master, whose orders are to be observed: or thus, "do I now persuade", to trust in "men or God?" (5) true Christians must differ from the world. Paul began this letter by establishing the idea that he was an apostle who was appointed by God. Galatians 1:10 ESV / 103 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. It may be implied also that if in fact a man makes it his aim to please people, or if this is the purpose for which he lives and acts, and if he shapes his conduct with reference to that, he cannot be a Christian or a servant of Christ. Commentary on Galatians 1:10-14 (Read Galatians 1:10-14) In preaching the gospel, the apostle sought to bring persons to the obedience, not of men, but of God. The grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus and Bernice. - It is not my aim or purpose to please people, and to conciliate their favor; compare 1 Thessalonians 2:4. Or am I trying to please man? Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Read Galatians 1:10 in ESV and NIV using our online parallel Bible. To "persuade", is to teach; see Acts 18:4 the sense of which, with respect to men, is easy, but, with regard to God, difficult; and indeed cannot be applied to him, consistent with his divine perfections; and therefore something must be understood, and which may be supplied either thus, "do I now persuade", you or others, that "men or God" are to be hearkened to? and is undoubtedly the true explanation. Tyndale renders it: “seek now the favor of men or of God?” Doddridge: “Do I now solicit the favor of men or of God?” This also is the interpretation of Grotius, Hammond, Elsner, Koppe, Rosenmuller, Bloomfield, etc. 2 Votes. It may have been alleged (see the notes at the previous verses) that even he had changed his mind, and was now himself an observer of the laws of Moses. The early jewish Christians began to face heavy persecution when they abandoned the temple sacrifices and proclaimed that Jesus was the only way to be saved. 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