Re: Verse reading–Matthew 6:1-18 (day one) Welcome to a New Year of reading the Bible together! “Then your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” (vs 4) The Bible is clear on this point. “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6) Some struggle against the idea, as if the promise of a reward cheapens our love for God, reducing it to nothing but self-interest. But God knows real love from false love. One indication is secrecy. Do we seek Him when no one else is watching or will ever know? Another indication is diligence. Do we serve without complaint even when the task is harder or more time-consuming than we anticipated? The Lord keeps an account of such sacrifice. We are certain of it. What a double blessing! He gives us a LIFE that we do not deserve and then rewards us for living it! Do these words give you hope?