Today's Good News


11/23               Matthew 6:16-21 

“And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. 17 But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. 18 Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. 19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.  20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.


We don’t hear much about Heaven.  People seem to think it is awkward and foolish to think and talk about it.  Yet we are encouraged to think about Heaven and to remember that this world is not our home.  You think about Heaven.  Get your heart and mind focused on that eternal place that is described by Jesus himself.  Jesus loves you.  Your reward comes directly from Him not from those around us who ooh and aah at our ability to be HOLY!  We aren’t Holy-Jesus is and He gives us His holiness so that we can spend time with Him and the Father.  Therefore, as you develop your spiritual life, keep it personal, keep it close and serve those around you.  Smile. Jesus loves you.



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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is currently a Bible Teacher and occasional preacher at Bethel Community Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after completing 38 years as their Business Administrator. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. He ministers today as Co-pastor of the Bethel Community Baptist Church and seeks to share the Gospel with everyone. Jesus is Lord!