Take care

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 6:1-18 (day seven)  “BE CAREFUL not to do your acts of righteousness before men to be seen by them” (vs 1)  If the Scripture tells us to “cast all of our care on Him” (1 Peter 5:7) what does the Lord mean when He tells us to be careful (care-full)?  The greek word in Matthew 6 is prosecho–“to pay attention due to danger or opportunity”.  It is not anxiety that the Lord is demanding.  It is concentration.  We are careful with prescription drugs. (hopefully)  We realize the dangers in misuse and/or benefits in exact compliance.  Jesus sees the same reality with the LIFE of the Spirit.  We are to pay attention to our choices and motives.  We are to carefully examine these in the presence of the Lord.  It is the opposite of being “casual”.  Friend, are you being careful about your obedience to Christ?  Are you honestly admitting your motives before Him?  Will you take time?  Will you take care?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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