Disciplined deeds #Write31Days

wpid-wp-1444754052200.jpegIt’s easy to read this scripture and think, we don’t have slaves anymore and read right over it.  The word whether means whichever one of the two.  It is often used in comparison.

Comparison is a deadly thing when it comes to discipline.  We are each will be rewarded based on the good we are called to do, regardless of our position.  If I am a slave and I compare my good deeds to the deeds of someone who is free, I may begin to discount the good that I do.    Likewise if I am free and compare my deeds to that of a slave, I may hold myself in higher regard than I should.

Likewise, as a Christian it is easy to get in the comparison trap.  We look at the actions of other believers and think we are not doing enough.  Or we looks at the actions of sinners and think we are more righteous than we are.  The only thing that we can compare ourselves to is the good we do in obedience to the direction of Christ.  We need to discipline our self to stop looking at others and start listening and looking to Christ for direction.

Our good deeds must be directed by Christ.  All the good deeds in the world will not be rewarded if we are not doing what we are called to do.  We are rewarded for the good deeds we do in obedience.  We will not be rewarded for good deeds we do out of wrong motive or wrong attitude.  We must discipline our self to be obedient to God.  We must discipline our self to check our motives regularly.  We must discipline our self to watch our attitude also.2015Write31Days

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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