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Will Our Giving Count When It Matters the Most?

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” — Steve Maraboli

Will our giving count in the sight of God if we have respecter of person when it comes to helping others? How are decisions based on who is worthy, or not worthy, to help in times of need? Do we help in hope of getting public acknowledgement? Does the public attention makes us better than those who silently and genuinely give from the heart?

For the past three years an anonymous person subscribed to various magazines and have them mailed to me (Christianity Today, Fortune and Good Housekeeping). Fortune apparently is a two-year subscription since I am still receiving them. This person chose to remain anonymous giving from their heart, not for applauses.

What does Matthew 6:1-4 tells us? Be careful not to practice our righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If we do, we will have no reward from God. Scriptures tell us do not announce how we help others as the hypocrites publicly do. 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. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Questions to Ponder

Why do we feel the need to be honored by men when giving? Why do we help some and not others? What are our motives behind giving? Why do we make announcements when we help others? Is it so others can publicly announce what we did? Is it to make us look better than others or appear to care more than others? At the end of our lives when bowing before God, will our giving count now that it matters the most?


Spiritual Mother Copeland shared “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” — Mandy Hale


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5 thoughts on “Will Our Giving Count When It Matters the Most?

  1. Interesting article. Practicing it today is harder than it seems. Many times the ego wants to show off to others. In the end God will say about our actions in the face of the reality that we have witnessed.
    A pleasure to read you.

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