Christian Devotional – May 31, 2012

Matthew 6:1–Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

Motivation matters. The reasons why we do what we do are very important to God. We are to be focused on pleasing and obeying God solely for God’s benefit. If we are doing things in order to be seen and rewarded by others then we will miss out on God’s reward for our obedience. Why do we follow Him? Are we seeking praise from Him or from others?

Lord, I pray my obedience will remain simply for Your glory alone. I desire to be used by You, but more importantly, I want to be only concerned about Your praise, not the praise of others.

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