From Pastor Perry

12/16/2015 Matt. 6:1-4

Matthew 6:1-4

Giving to the Needy
6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 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. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

 

I know we have all seen it when someone makes a big donation (usually a corporation) and the have a huge check about four feet long and about two feet wide.  It has the name real big along with the amount written really big.  They are receiving their praise now, but this does not match up with how the Bible says to give.  "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven."  Jesus wants us to give without the fanfare or for others to even know.  He words it "do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret."  As Christians, we give without advertising or broadcasting it to the world.  We give secretly.

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to be a cheerful giver, and not seeking recognition in the eyes of others, but giving out of my love for you.  Forgive me when I fall in to greed and not return your money back to you.  I want to do better.  Amen.

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