September 8-Secret

September 8-Secret

September 8-Secret

Scripture Lesson: Matthew 6:1-4

On this date in 1916 Philadelphia A’s slugger Wally Schang is the first player in Major League history to hit a home run from each side of the plate in a game, against the New York Yankees at Shibe Park. Because of the rain soaked day another record was set. Only 23 fans attended the game making it the smallest crowd in American League history. Not many people saw the record breaking day.

In these words from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns against doing good deeds for others for the purpose of being seen by others. Jesus wants us to do those good deeds in secret not for the praise of man, but for the praise of God. God will reward us for random acts of kindness when we do those without drawing attention to ourselves. When we serve others for the praise of man that is just what we will receive. However, when we serve others without drawing attention to ourselves, God sees that and He will reward us. To receive the praise of man or reward by God, that should be an easy choice for us all!

1. Why should we serve others without drawing attention to ourselves?

2. How do you feel when you serve others?

3. What is more important to us the praise of man or the reward of God? Why?

Do something special today for someone and keep it between God and you.

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