“Bless the LORD, all His hosts,
and you ministers of His, that do His pleasure.”
“Do I seek to please men? No!
If I were still pleasing men, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
God’s true ministers are the ones who do what pleases Him. Paul said it plainly: If he pleased men, he would be disqualified from being a servant of Christ.
I know ministers to whom Jesus has shown truth, but they will not tell that truth to their congregations for fear of displeasing them. These weak brothers are not serving Christ; they are serving men. They are hiding the light in order to please men; they are not “doing God’s pleasure”.
Paul once wrote, “It is required in a steward that he be found faithful” (1Cor. 4:2). That is a true statement. If God condescends to entrust a man with manna from heaven, that man is required, as a steward of the truth of Christ, to feed God’s people with it. To feed God’s hungry children is the very reason God reveals truth, and for a man to feed them the truth is to do God’s pleasure, and by doing so, he proves himself to be a genuine minister of God.