“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”- Matthew 6:1
This past week is known as Holy Week as the final week of Lent. As this week comes to an end it is a time of reflection of the days since past from Ash Wednesday. Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday all have come and gone and I still think back to the question I asked on my Ash Wednesday post about people understanding John 3:16.
To be honest, I don’t think many people fully understand the significance behind John 3:16. This bible verse commonly comes up around this day (Good Friday) as a reminder of Jesus on the cross. However, how many people actually understand why He did this? He did this for us.
Another question that comes up is how many people use the Lenten season to brag. How many people brag about why they can’t eat meat on Fridays? It is one thing to say why you are not eating meat on Fridays and this gives you the chance to explain. However, how many people bring up the subject themselves as a way to look prideful and better than everyone around them?
As the season of Lent comes to a close there is a constant reminder that many people do not understand the meaning behind John 3:16. Also, the pride some take in themselves for practicing throughout the season of Lent by bragging to others. Lent is a time of reflection. The forty days are a time to remember what Jesus did for us.