Self-seeking, men-pleasing ministers

(J. C. Philpot, "The Precepts of the Word of God")

"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of
 God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still
 trying to please men, I would not be a servant of
 Christ." Galatians 1:10

A fearless disregard of . . .
  smiles or frowns,
  character or consequences,
  opposition or approbation,
  pay or popularity,
will always distinguish the true servant of Christ
from self-seeking, men-pleasing ministers.

"For we speak as messengers who have been approved
 by God to be entrusted with the Gospel. Our purpose
 is to please God, not men.
He is the one who examines
 the motives of our hearts." 1 Thessalonians 2:4