1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

9 Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you,for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.


Are you doing good for the recognition it brings, or to obey God? Pray this week for God to show you what good deeds He would like you to do that only you and He know about—no one else. Let your prayers lead you to the discipline of doing good in secret.