Tag Archive: God
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
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. Matthew 6:1
Ever try reconciling the above? Seems, at least at first glance, that they contradict one another. The best I can figure out the first is about our lifestyle, the second is about our financial choice.
But those are my marching orders
What are you doing to make your light shine brighter?
Notice I didn’t say like.
Our command, our marching orders are to love. Not because it’s easy, or even fun, but that’s the Christian ethic. Sometimes we have to love people we may not even like very much. We are not told to revolt, rebelling against the rightfully, God established government. Neither are we to collaborate, trying to reach some weak-kneed compromise. And don’t even think about withdrawing, if Jesus wouldn’t pray that we be taken out of the world, then why would we ever think that’s the best answer.