Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 7 - February 24 - Lent - Revive Today

Matthew 6:1-4Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

How to Give

6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 
So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They've got their reward! 
But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 
so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
By Grace, today I will fast from wanting more, instead of giving more. Today I will give thankfully, so others can thankfully live. We repent that our clothing, our chocolate, our coffee, and our smart phones depend on slave labor for producing these goods cheaply so we have more money in our wallets regardless of how much life and soul it costs someone else. 

We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:20-21).

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