Audience of One

Devotion Text
 

Matthew 6:2-4

Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

 

Who are you wanting to impress?

Who are you trying to please?

Who do you want to notice you?

Whose approval do you long for?

Admiration in the life of a Christ-follower does not come about with a personal parade. There is no need to announce your good works on social media. True heartfelt generosity is not looking for a plaque mounted on the side of a building. Giving should be done in a way that is not for show.

Christians live to impress God alone.

Believers desire to be noticed by only him.

Our goal is to please only him.

Our aim is to impress the One.

Talking to God

Father, it is so easy to desire the spotlight, to want to be noticed, and to gain approval. There is always in me the desire to please other people. Help me live my life with you as my only audience. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 


 

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