The Immense Value of Doing What Only God Sees
Matthew 22:16 . . . Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter whom you teach, for you aren’t partial to anyone.
Matthew 23:5-12 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments, and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’ by men. But don’t you be called ‘Rabbi,’ for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers. Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Luke 8:17 For nothing is hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light.
Luke 14:12-14 . . . When you make a dinner or a supper, don’t call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back. But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind; and you will be blessed, because they don’t have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous.
Luke 16:15 . . . You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
Luke 20:46-47 Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts; who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these will receive greater condemnation.
John 5:41, 44 I don’t receive glory from men. . . . How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don’t seek the glory that comes from the only God?
John 7:18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
John 12:43 for they loved men’s praise more than God’s praise.
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? For if I were still pleasing men, I wouldn’t be a servant of Christ.
Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
1 Thessalonians 2:4-6 . . . we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts. For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery . . . nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.
Hebrews 4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account.
Revelation 2:23 . . . I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
Proverbs 25:27 . . . nor is it honorable to seek one’s own honor.
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