Doing Things in the Secret (Through the Gospels)
As Christians we have to remember that Jesus told us to do things not to be seen by man, but by God. Jesus took it as far as to say that when man sees our good deeds, we will lose our reward from heaven, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 6:1).
In the past, Christians did not have access to tell the world at any moment all the good things they were doing.
When we do things in the secret and keep it between ourselves and God, it marinates in our hearts. It takes us deeper into His love and allows us to revel in the things of God a lot more intimately.
Our culture shouts how good we are and loves to show the world the good she has done. Our culture promotes good acts and sacrificial deeds as something to be admired. However, as Christians it is always about the heart.
God looks at the heart.
God never looks at what we do, He always looks at why we do it. Who are we doing it for? From whom does our reward come?