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When you do charitable deeds

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven, Matthew 6:1.

My friend do good, only to please God, not men, and when you do this, your reward will come from Him alone. But to do good to be seen of men means, God will not reward you in any way or form.  Jesus said, "Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do..." 

What do hypocrites do?

Let me be blunt here, they like to give in churches, and have notable registered charities, "that they may have glory from men." Judas Iscariot wanted to do it,  not because he loved the poor, but because he was a thief.

Jesus said "your charitable deed must be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly," Matthew 6:4.

Choose then whose reward you want, that of God or men? Proverbs 31:29 says, "many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." My friend when you take heed, and you do your alms in a way God detects, you will shine or surpass those who seek glory of men.

Those who show off or blow own trumpets on social media have no reward from God. They have already received their reward - to be seen of men.  This also is said of prayer and fasting; don’t be like them who pray on TV or on social media platforms.

God bless you,

Laurence 

www.muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation 

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