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Date: 7 Jan 2008 20:55:02 -0000
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01.07.AD2008 NT
To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 6 on January 7, AD 2008


Why Do You Do Good Deeds? 
By Don Ruhl 


You do good things for people. Praise God! We need more people doing that! Still, we have to know why we do those things. Jesus warned, "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" (Mat 6.1). Let our motives be to help people, even if we have to do something anonymously. Yes, most of the time people will see us doing the good deeds, but it comes down to motive. Why did I help that person? Was I looking for praise from men and women? If so, Jesus taught that is all the reward we shall receive (v. 2). 

Therefore, He taught us to be quiet about our good deeds, for then our heavenly Father, who sees in secret, shall reward us openly (vv. 3, 4). 

Now what was it you were wanting to do for someone? Go do it. 


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