Today’s devotional is about being like our heavenly Father.
This is something that Jesus said He did, to be like His Father and that He can only do what He saw His Father do. As todays devotional says, it must have pleased God to see His Son doing so many miracles and living His like just like Him(God).
Our Daily Bread Just Like Dad
If you are a Christian, let’s be like our heavenly Father today. Showing love, grace, mercy and compassion.
That is where we Christians ought to do our good deeds, giving to charity and praying to the Father or Lord. In the secret place.
We’d be hypocrites if we were to do our good deeds, charity giving or praying in front of people just to get a good name for ourselves. Jesus has not told to do this. Jesus has told us to do these things without the motive of pleasing men – people, He has told us to do these things in the secret place. Why? Because that is where the Father is, in the secret place. This is what it says in Matthew 6:6. We also read that the Father will reward us openly if we do these things in the secret place for Him alone to see. Isn’t that reason enough to follow and do what Jesus said? Receiving a reward from the Father who gives good and perfect gifts. Why not? This is an opportunity I’d jump on!
Let honor meet honor is the Our daily bread devotional title for today. From this I understand that Jesus does not want us to be self centered. He does not want us to be thinking about ourselves. Naturally we can do this. So it takes effort and pracrice to put others before ourselves, to not do things out of self-glorification, and to live a selfless life to the Lord. The sceipture is Matthew 6 verses 1-6. Jesus is straightforward and clear as He speaks in these verses. Every statement is to the point and gives clarity on what not to do, what to do and how to do it. Doour charitable deeds, giving, and praying in the secret place so that our Heavenly Father can see it and reward us openly.
“The more we serve Christ, the less we will serve self.” -ODB
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