The Stewardship Minute – Matthew 5:16

Jesus cuts to the heart of the matter in Matthew 5:16 when He teaches us about giving and why we should be anxious for others to know about it. He says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Jesus is making two powerful points here. One, we should let others know about your generous giving so they can see the heart of a loving and generous God being lived out in us. Two, we should do our giving in such a way that the beneficiaries of our giving are compelled to praise our Father who is in Heaven for the kind and generous expression of His love for them. Think about it.

For additional thoughts on this verse, read  “Generous Giver or Obedient Courier“, “Barns and Vats” and “A Selfless Giver”.

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