2Ti 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
On occasion I find myself seeking the approval of others over my approval of God. Presenting myself before men for their acceptance or support, all the while ignoring the blatant fact that the person I am seeking affirmation from is as lost as a ball in high weeds when it comes to their salvation.
This verse today helps me remember that I need to do my best to present myself to God and His work without shame or regret. Being approved by God is the ultimate gift one can be given and it can only be attained through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One who speaks openly of this free gift is graciously approved.
The Bible tells us we can not seek two masters, for we will love the one and surely hate the other. When we look for the approval of men rather than God we are turning away from Him and asking the world to be our judge. Many of those we are seeking our approval from are disapproved by God and Christ. Diligently seek His approval by walking uprightly in His word and correctly sharing it with those you encounter.