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Recap of week 1
Jesus wants to address our approval addiction:
Week 1 Takeaway: The desire for approval is a part of being human. We have an unlimited need for approval but only God has an unlimited supply.
Jesus challenges us to the practice of "secrecy." The practice of doing something good without telling anyone that you did it.
The Truth from Jesus about giving and the practice of secrecy (Matthew 6:2-4): "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
Left hand/right hand truth
This is about doing it in such a way that it is second nature to you
Followers of Jesus should develop a habit of generosity that becomes so deeply ingrained that giving is second nature to them.
The rewards of generosity
We are never more like God than when we give generously
In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.