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June 15, 2020, 8:43 AM

Who are you trying to impress?

Matthew 6:1

Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

Who are your trying to impress?  I think many people would answer no one, but I suspect that the desire to impress runs far deeper than many of us know or would admit.  This is why Jesus begins chapter six with a warning about trying to impress people with your good works.  Jesus does not say we should not practice righteousness, but he cautions us not to be noticed by others.  Our passion is to practice righteousness for the glory of God.  We should strive to live out the faith so that others will glory in God, not in us.