Our secret strength

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 6:1-18 (day two)  “When you pray, go into your room, close the door  . . . Then your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” (vs 6)  Jesus is talking about LIFE in the Kingdom.  He has described it in the Beatitudes (and declared it blessed!)  He has shown its relationship to the Law (5:17-48)  Now He talks about its relationship to other people.  Our LIFE in God must have a secrecy about it.  It must be a private, personal relationship with God alone–far removed from the influence or distraction of other people.  In secret (only there) we learn who God is and who we are.  In secret (only there) we find His guidance.  Most of us are so influenced by the ideas of other people, so controlled by a need for their approval that we never find this secret place.  “How can you believe when you seek glory from one another and not from God? (John 5:44)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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