"Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven." Matthew 6:1 NLTAs I was reading that verse, it made me think of this verse in Galatians,
"For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10 ESVI then turned to the book of Jude to do my scheduled Bible reading, and this verse caught my eye:
These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. They brag loudly about themselves, and they flatter others to get what they want. Jude 1:16 NLTI just couldn't help but notice the correlation between all these verses. I don't believe in coincidences. It's not just by chance that all these passages came together this morning.
Father, search my heart. I don't want to do anything out of selfish desire, to gain the approval of man. I don't need to hear man say, "well done," - I need your approval. I desire to be your faithful servant; help me to glorify You in everything I say or do. May Your Will be done in my life.
In Jesus' Precious and Holy Name ~ Amen!
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