Shedding Light Moment 8th November 2021.
In Matthew 6, Jesus told His disciples to give, pray, and fast in order to please God, not to gain praise from men.
Something within us however makes us want to be seen and recognized for our good deeds. While there’s nothing wrong with being encouraged and appreciated, a desire for praise can undermine our service because it shifts the focus from others to ourselves. When there is no public “thank you”, we may feel slighted. But even when we serve God in secret, He sees it all (vv.4, 6, 18). So ponder this SLM:-
“It is better to earn recognition without getting it than to get recognition without earning it”.