Daily Devotion: The difference between looking righteous and living righteous.
Matthew 6: 1
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
There is a huge difference between looking righteous and living righteous. Jesus blended in, but His words made a huge impact on lives. There is a huge difference between doing righteous things and showing off. Jesus would heal and tell the recipient, “don’t tell anyone”, the Pharisees would pray in the open streets so everyone could see that they are religious. When we live the life of Christ, our actions will be self evident and people will know we are different. When we do good, our reward is in heaven, we do not do good to receive the praise of man.
Author: Pastor Johnie