Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.…
There is such a thing as pleasing another by flattery, and encouraging him in his prejudices. Hence the restrictive phrase "for his good." We are not to be men-pleasers (1 Corinthians 10:33; Galatians 1:10), unworthy trimmers, and religious weathercocks. Nor are we to try to gain popularity by pandering to the weakness or follies of others. We are, however, to lay ourselves out to please our neighbour in the manner indicated. No one ever succeeds in an undertaking unless he make it a matter of business. We must be professionals, not amateurs, in the holy practice of advancing the spiritual interests of others.
(C. Neil, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.