Matthew 6 is a continuation of The Sermon on the Mount.
In verse 1, Jesus says to be sure that we do not do good deeds to be seen by men. Otherwise, there will be no reward from our Father in Heaven.
Thinking back to last weeks reading of Matthew Chapter 5 verse 16, Jesus said to let our light shine before men.
This isn’t a contradiction. Other should see us living righteous lives. It’s the motivation that causes issues.
The complete verse says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.”
How do you let your light shine for others to see?
Now for the hard question! If you knew for sure that no one would ever know of your good deeds, would light shine as bright?
My prayer today, is that the answer would be a resounding YES!