Don’t Do As the Hypocrites Do

“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.” – Matthew 6:1-4 (NLT)

Acts of truly selfless giving aren’t done in the public eye, but instead are performed with no thought as to recognition or recompense.  God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7), and the knowledge that our gifts of service and charity please Him and glorify His presence in our lives are the only reward that actually matters.

~Phather Phil