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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5.17
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
If God likes what you’re doing, then you know you’re doing the right thing. The truth is you can’t please everybody. Even God can’t please everybody! When someone prays for it to be sunny, somebody else is praying for it to rain. You must decide whose approval you’re going to seek—God’s approval or other people’s approval. Are you going to live for what other people think or what God thinks?