What’s your reason or purpose?
Pastor Jeffrey Mack | 3/6/2014, 9 a.m.
Almost everything that we do in life has a reason or purpose behind it. When we are kind and polite to others, we expect the same in return.
Some of us were brought up to “do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.”
People will do things with negative reasons or motives, only to see how you will react or respond (negatively or positively). Their goal is to hurt you, not to help you.
When we learn how to give of our time, talents and treasures for the right reasons and in the right way, then, we will be able to experience life with a new perspective.
Matthew 6:1–4 (NKJV) Jesus say’s:
1 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 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.
3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”
One of the problems is not just being congratulated by others; but some even like to congratulate themselves.
So the question becomes, “What’s your reason or purpose behind what you do?
Is your reason or purpose behind what you do to be seen doing or doing to be seen?