Just Looking Good Isn’t Enough, Devotional Matthew 5:21-32

Just Looking Good Isn’t Enough Just looking good isn’t enough for God. As long as my focus is on my goodness and my effort to be good—or even my effort to be good in front of others, this section makes no sense because Jesus is not talking about meeting minimum standards, looking good, or just getting by. He is talking …

Produce Fruit in Keeping with Repentance: Devotional, Matthew Three

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance? What does it mean to produce fruit? As a child I thought I could hide things from my parents, and sometimes I was able to get away with some things and keep some secrets. Sometimes I might now think God is far away, that he doesn’t see me, and that I can keep secrets …