Serving Men or Serving God

When we are advocates in a bad cause, pleading for any impious, unjustifiable act; when we baptize sin with the name of religion, and with our oratory wash the devil’s face, this is to be the servants of men. In these cases, a godly person will not so unman himself as to serve men. He says, like Paul, ‘If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ’ (Gal. 1:10); and like Peter, ‘We ought to obey God rather than men’ (Acts 5:29). “The Godly Man’s Picture” pg. 43