How tempting it is to seek the praise of men instead of God. Giving to the needy, praying, fasting and many other "acts of righteousness" are good and right, and we should be known for our good deeds. But Jesus knows how easily we are drawn away from doing these things out of love for the Lord and our fellow man, to be tripped up into doing them for the praise of men...or something worse. From Matthew 6:1-6,16-18.
March 19, 2023 at Lafayette Salem Evangelical Church