Welcome to A Journey through the New Testament! In this series, we will systematically journey through every chapter in the New Testament, unveiling the marvelous insights that can be found in the scriptures.
In Matthew 6:1-6, a profound concept is taught - secrecy. Your ability to keep a secret can make or break your ministry. God often tests our character by blessing us with gifts, talents, and resources to share with the world, revealing whether we will allow these blessings to inflate us in pride or genuinely give God the glory.
When you perform a good deed, do you insist on acknowledgment or take pleasure in others knowing about it? Or are you content with doing it in secrecy unto the Lord? Regarding your spirituality, do you seek people's opinions, striving to portray yourself as righteous in their eyes? If your answers tend towards seeking glory, you are striving for the wrong thing.
The power of secrecy lies in the fact that the Lord rewards humility. Humility is an attribute that the Father cannot help but bless. Therefore, do your good deeds unto the Lord in private, revealing a motive solely to see Him glorified and people blessed. Seeking the praises of men aligns with Lucifer's path, leading to a fall. Examine your heart and motives to ensure you serve God and people simply to bless them.
Written by Kareem Flowers, Sunrise with Jesus
The above is a devotional about The Power of Secrecy