Most of us care more about what people think than what God thinks.
We should care what others think about:
1. The way we treat them (Philippians 2:3-4).
We should try to be the kind of person who is known for our compassion, thoughtfulness, and consideration (Luke 6:31).
2. The way we live out our Christian values (1 Peter 1:17).
We should be known for good deeds and Biblical moral values
But we should never care what other people think about:
1. Our looks, social status, income level, race, etc. (1 Samuel 16:7).
God looks at hearts without prejudice. None of these criteria have eternal value (1 John 2:15-17).
2. Our refusal to accept popular philosophies and worldly values (Col. 2:8).
Our culture's values are constantly shifting. It's impossible to please both culture and God (Luke 9:26).
Bottom line: When our goal is pleasing God, we will automatically be in right relationship with men, whether we please them or not.