Proper, Right & Acceptable
Matthew 6:1-4; Matthew 6:19-21 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven...
think about it.
What does 6:1-4 say about our motives? We are to practice righteousness; what makes it reward-able before God? Contrast the earthly treasure with heavenly treasure (6:19-20). Where would you say your heart is today?
Everything we do is motivated by something. Now here's the thing, there are proper and improper motivations, and since we're not perfect, we act on and respond to both. Jesus knew this and He points it out very clearly in Matthew 6:1-4. He also lets us know that it is only those good deeds we do with proper motivation that will be rewardable when it comes to eternity--when we are standing at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
So what are you going to do to make sure you're doing good and helping others with the right motivation? How can we use and draw on Jesus' words here in Matthew 6 to help us? Tami W.
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