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Depending on your interests - your TikTok/Instagram algorithm (and it's always my hope you are spending less time on these platforms and not more), your feed will probably be filled with influencers trying to encourage you one way or another.

In the financial world, you'll have folks telling you various things such as:

  1. Take out as much debt as possible to get ahead
  2. Get out of debt as quickly as possible and stay out
  3. Put all your investments in stocks
  4. Put all your investments in real estate
  5. Put all your investments in Bitcoin
  6. Etc.

When it comes to the influencer world, it would be impossible to live in such a way that all of them would approve of the way you live your life.

If you're going to get any traction, you've got to pick a plan and stick with it - and you'll only end up getting the approval of one of the influencers.

Something similar is happening in 1 Timothy  2:5.


Paul is writing to Timothy about his life, doctrine, and ordered worship, and he has this statement as he is about to launch into more instruction:

"For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus..."

In other words, as Paul is taking this moment in between instructions he wants to reinforce that there is really only one "influencer" we ought to be seeking the approval of.

When it comes to the way we conduct our:

  • Marriages
  • Families
  • Friendships
  • Finances
  • Etc.'s all done before one God.


"An Audience of One" was a popular phrase growing up in church culture in the 90s.

While sometimes it can seem a little cheesy, we find this all throughout the Biblical text.

Living in such a way that considers the approval of God only is the proper posture to take.

So as we go about our day, we do everything:

  • As if unto the Lord
  • Before an audience of one
  • To the one God

Therefore, as you go, live as if unto God alone.