'Doing' that pleases God our Father
Matthew 6:1-4
Pleasing people vs Pleasing God
Published October 31st, 2022
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Main point summary
Main point summary
Be wary of pursuing the will of God as a people pleaser lest you not have any reward in heaven. So then, when doing the will of God, don't announce it to the world, but do it secretly, before your Father who sees everything (actions and motives) and will reward you.
Matthew 6:1-4
“Beware of
Be careful that
r practicing your righteousness before other people
you don't do the will of God before other people
in order s to be seen by them,
in order to please them/get their approval (people).
for then you will have no reward from your Father
In that case you will not have any reward from your Father
who is in heaven.
Who is in heaven
t “Thus, when you give to the needy,
So then, when you do give to those who are needy (doing the will of God)
sound no trumpet before you,
don't announce it to the world around
as the hypocrites do
like the hypocrites do
in the synagogues and in the streets,
in the churches and in the streets,
that they may u be praised by others.
for the purpose of garnering people's praise.
Truly, I say to you,
Truly (Pay attention), I'm telling you that
they have v received their reward.
they have received their reward (praise of man, which is what they sought after all)
But when you give to the needy,
However when you do give to those who are needy (doing the will of God)
do not let your left hand know
make sure even your left hand doesn't know
what your right hand is doing,
what your right hand is up to,
so that your giving may be in secret.
so that your act of giving to the needy may be done quietly.
w And your Father who sees in secret
And God your Father Who sees everything
will reward you.
will reward you.
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