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GOD REQUIRES PURITY FROM EVERYONE – Matthew

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People Must Keep A Contrite Spirit For The Sake of Heaven

Passage: Matthew 18

Jesus Christ preached about the qualification of God’s kingdom and used little children as an illustration. Christ stated no one will qualify for heaven unless he (or she) has a tender heart like little children. It is written,

The disciples of Jesus asked, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me” (Matthew 18:1-20).

God’s Measure of Greatness is Different From Human’s Measure of Greatness

Human’s perception of greatness is mostly different from what God declares! People in the world describe greatness with relevance to material wealth, position, and power. However, God’s own measure of greatness emphasizes “godliness.”

Greatness has much to do with faith and practices. That is, someone who wins this materialistic world but denies Christ will not be considered as “great” by God. Such person will not qualify for God’s kingdom. The bible states, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).

Anyone who will satisfy God’s description of greatness must have an open mind to learn and practice the word of God. A great person, according to the right standard, must love God. He must repent of his sins and confess Christ Lord. He must also be humble and not resent others. A great person must forgive others. He must also preach the gospel of Jesus to other people.

It is always good to go to church, but it is far better to be heavenly worthy. Put your faith into practice to remain heavenly worthy! 🙏⏳👏

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Pray For God’s Grace To Have A Pure Heart

Dear God, I don’t want to gain the world and lose heaven! Please help me to live up to your standard. Give me a teachable spirit to follow the teachings of the Bible. Let the Holy Spirit empowers

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GOD DOES NOT REWARD FALSE CHARITY – Matthew

Honest Charity Deserves Good Reward

It is good to be good! When we act in good faith, people are blessed, and God is glorified.

No doubt that God sees our charity efforts. He is surely keeping the record, and he will reward them in due time.

God and his angels rejoice when someone goes out of his way to bless his fellow human being, but not only are heavenly hosts celebrating the good deed, but God keeps the record; he will hands down his good reward for the effort.

Since an act of charity is honorable in the sight of the Lord, Christians are encouraged to engage in it.

Charity Worker, Check Your Motive

Not all charity works are visible to others, but some can’t really be kept secret from the public eyes. In such a situation, people may acknowledge and shower praises on the worker. However, the charity worker must take caution and not get carried away with the praises he receives.

A person who does a thing to receive human praise has gotten all he deserves. He may not necessarily receive God’s reward afterward since he’s all out seeking human’s approval and praises.

Seek God’s Endorsement, not a human endorsement! #endorse

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As children of God, our efforts must not focus on receiving human’s praises but must focus on glorifying God.

When selfishness is not the driving motive, the result of our efforts will be so praise-worthy in the presence of God.

Meanwhile, besides any human’s praises and acknowledgment, God knows how best to reward our righteous services that focus on helping humanity and glorifying the name of God.

God will reciprocate our true efforts with riches and glory in his kingdom. He will also bless us on earth.

“Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you; they have their reward. 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. (Matthew 6:2-4).

God’s Reward Awaits Your True Services

God is an honest deity; he also respects people who share the same attribute. True worshipers score a high mark with God, but people’s pleasers won’t go far!

As a child of God, you should evaluate your motive in any matter.

Ask yourself, “Why am I doing what I’m doing: Am I doing it to receive human’s praises, or I’m doing it to receive God’s praises?”

Self-seeking praise may go well with humans, but it doesn’t go well with God. Let your efforts be motivated by love; let your action glorify God! 

Allow God to Guide Your Actions Human flesh is in enmity with God – Flesh will encourage you to go in the way of human satisfaction, which means you will have to seek human praises to meet the demand. The flesh will motivate you to parade your charity, but the Holy Spirit of God can help you overcome that challenge. Those who are led by the Spirit are the children of God! Ask God to give you the strength and power not to be selfish nor seek

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