Answer the call with caution

Consider the balance between answering the call to live out our identity and the warning about shifting our motivation in doing it.


The tension of public service for Christ is between living your identity and calling in Matthew 5:16  without ignoring the caution of Matthew 6:1.

  • Identity and calling – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
  • Caution – “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:1).

A difficult path 

This path is not easy when you live in an ego-centeric culture in which “human life degenerates into the clamor of competing autobiographies?”

  • “In such a culture, the self exists to be explored, indulged and expressed, not disciplined and restrained. What has changed is that, “aggressive self-regard is no longer viewed with alarm. Instead, people praise and promote it” (“Not…

View original post 394 more words

About Wisdomforlife

Just another worker in God's field.
This entry was posted in Wisdom. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s