Today's Verse: Matthew 6:1 (KJV)

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

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 (KJV)
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Compassion is not for personal glory, just as it is not a private internal emotion devoid of compassionate action. Christian compassion must always motivate us to act in the best interest and for the greater eternal good of those in need without calling attention to ourselves or our sacrifices. God provides what we need to bless others and takes care of the reward when our goal is to please him and when we long to be used by him to bless others in need.

My Prayer...

Loving God and tender Shepherd, use me to bless someone in need each day. Please open my eyes to see and my ears to see those around me who need emotional support or financial help. Please give me the courage to bless them and lead them closer to you as I seek to serve as my Savior did. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Matthew 6:1 (KJV) — 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.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.