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Fire on the Mount

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Playing to the Audience

Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18

March 17, 2013

 

Here’s the problem…

Even our desires to do good are tainted by our desires to get credit for doing good!

That desire to get credit for being good results in hypocrisy…trying to appear better than we are.

 

Here’s some biblical counsel on minimizing that desire to show off our religiosity…

Let’s be honest about our frailties.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other,” (James 5:16).

Toot not thine own horn.

“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips,” (Proverbs 27:2).

Content ourselves with second fiddle

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,” (Philippians 2:3).

Do Secret Service.

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world,” (1 John 2:16).

 (“Lust of the eyes” is “our tendency to be captivated by outward show,” [C. H. Dodd].)

 

God will reward you.

In verses 2, 5 and 16 the word translated “reward” is apexo, which meant to  receive in full and get a receipt.

 

In verses 4, 6 and 18 it is apodidomi, as in the typical way you would think of reward.

 

It boils down to which audience we’re playing to.

“We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts,” (1Thessalonians 2:4). 

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