Plenty of good deeds being done. But shall we thank those who do them? Shall they be marked as great men of God? Will their deeds receive accolades in the Great and Holy assembly? That glorious place where only the name of Christ Jesus is lifted high.
Many perform their Christianity in the doing of good deeds. How are they different than those who hate the Lord?
It is comfortable and enticing to do the good things men expect. All the while we let fear subject the name of Christ to obscurity. Yet these “good doers” think they offer God a favor. They think they honor his Holy name.
Do your good deeds. But do not neglect the proclamation which must accompany them. As your fingers work diligently for your fellow man, let your tongue work fearlessly in tandem! Put down your fear and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ as the strength for all you do.
As the one who proclaims without love in his heart, so is the one who does good deeds without giving blatant glory to the One for whom, and by whom, they are done.
If you do this two things will happen. The world will despise you regardless the good things you do. And the Holy One will bless you that you might be fruitful in all his Holy Way.
By His Grace