Praise the Lord brethren in Christ Jesus. Today, my heart is thrilled by Gods love to reach with the little we have to others.
“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.
Jesus taught: "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them." Whatever work we do, God always looks mainly at our motive and reason for doing it. In Gods sight, the reason why we have done a thing is more important than the work it self.
If we do works to gain praise for our selves, God is not pleased!
So as we help others, God looks mainly at our motives, our heart and not at our outward works.
God wants us first to be inwardly righteous in our hearts. Only those good works can rise from a righteous heart are pleasing to God.
Therefore, whenever you do any good work, ask your self if it is out of pride, self glorification,...?
Our motive for good deeds should be to win praise for God.
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