Do Good, Quietly - January 27, 2020

Hypocrisy turns people against God.  So God has a no-tolerance policy. Let’s take hypocrisy as seriously as God does.

Expect no credit for good deeds.  Give financial gifts in secret.  Don’t fake spirituality.  When you go to church, don’t select a seat just to be seen or sing just to be heard.  And if you raise your hands in worship, raise holy ones, not showy ones.  Bottom line: don’t make a theater production out of your faith.  Slay the desire to be noticed.  Stir the desire to serve God.

Heed the counsel of Christ. “First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too” (Matthew 23:26 NLT).  Do good things.  Just don’t do them to be noticed. You can be too good for your own good, you know.