So I’m always talking about doing GOOD works for the Lord. However, let me remind you, we should not go around boasting or bragging about all the good things we do. Jesus even said in Matthew 6:3-4 (New King James Version), “But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” The only reason for us to even boast in front of other people is to get praise or some type of reward from them. However, the reward that we REALLY want is that which the Lord gives; but Matthew 6:1 (NKJV) warns us that if we receive our reward from men, then we have no reward in Heaven.
Sure men can give us wooden plaques, trophies, and praise from their lips; but these rewards are all EARTHLY and they will surely pass away! However, the rewards that God can give such as ETERNAL LIFE, love, joy, and peace last FOREVER! So today I encourage you; do what you do to please God, not men. Firstly take joy and reward in just knowing that whatever you’ve done, you’ve helped someone. Then wait patiently for that ultimate reward which comes from your Father in Heaven.
Now there’s much work to be done. So let’s stop talking…let’s WORK IT!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.