“Covert Operations” (click to listen or download)
Jesus moves from areas of moral righteousness to areas of personal religious righteousness.
Do we sometimes pray, give, or fast in order to appear religious? Do we posture ourselves so that others will think we are more spiritual?
Jesus commands us to serve an audience of one: God the Father. He sees everything we do and he weighs our motives. The rewards of pursuing God and practicing our faith in giving and fasting are not only that we see needs met and prayers answered, but also that we know Jesus more closely each day.