Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea: Matthew 6;1-4

V1. Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven,
  2. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before the,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

When we give, we should be doing so without fanfare. We've all seen the big corporations or movie stars or athletes who hold a big press conference every time they do something for the less fortunate-- the huge cardboard check, the handshake and smile.Their reward is here on earth. Oh look, so and so just gave that person a house.What a great person they are!
  When we give, it should be done quietly. We should do it because we want to give an amount to the church, or to help a family, not to get the pat on the back. 

Join me tomorrow, won't you? We'll be discussing a little about prayer and the model prayer. 

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