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September 25, 2014




Matthew 6:1



Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.






Jesus moved from correcting popular misinterpretations of selected Old Testament texts that speak of righteous conduct (5:17-48), to correcting popular misconceptions about righteous conduct. He moved from ethical distinctions to the practice of religion.


Righteousness” means what is in harmony with the will of God, and righteous deeds are those that are pleasing to Him. Jesus warned His disciples about the possibility of doing good deeds for the wrong reason, as He began His teaching about righteous behavior. If  one does what God approves to obtain human approval, that one will not receive a reward for his good deed from God.

Memory Verse: 1 John 2:9






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