Monday, July 18, 2022

“So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.”

Colossians 3:1-4 HCSB

It’s easy to get caught up wanting a spotlight when you have done something good. Maybe you want a benefactor to trip all over themselves thanking you for your valuable contribution after volunteering your time for the charity golf tournament. Perhaps a shout out from the pulpit for your tireless work in the church nursery? But God’s Word tells us to focus on heaven, not on the things of this world. The good we do comes from Him, not of ourselves, and thus is to be credited to Him. One day we will be judged for the pleasing works we have done and our motivation behind doing them. At that time, the good we have done in secret from a pure heart seeking to bring glory to Him will be revealed. Wait for it.

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