Matthew 6:1 – Private Ministry

S – Matthew 6:1 “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.”

O – Jesus teaches: If we do good things in front of people to be seen by them, we lose our eternal rewards.

A – I am afraid of my public ministry taking the place of my private ministry.  Pleasing God must drive me.  Today, I want to look for an opportunity to do something good that no one else will know about.

P – Lord, purify my motives.  Help me to seek approval vertically with You and not horizontally with others.

Are you doing good things so that others will see you doing them or so that God will see you doing them?

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