If we’re not careful the practice of these spiritual disciplines, which we have focused on all year, COULD become a source of prideful arrogance in our service to God. ¬†That’s the painful irony in any act of service we do for God, that it becomes a source of pride which would elevate us above others, in our own minds.

The discipline of secrecy seeks to counter that temptation by encouraging these religious acts of service be done in secret… “without the left hand knowing what the right is doing.” ¬†Certainly without others knowing, so that they cannot become deeds done to impress others instead of acting out of simple service to God.

This week we wrap-up our look at Simplicity, by emphasizing these acts of service and these spiritual practices are simply done for an audience of One.

8-27 Secrecy