Thursday, 25 September 2008
Blowing Ones Trumpet
Most will notice in the media the exhaltation of charitable giving. In fact the bigger the cheque held the more prominent position is given. Jesus told us to give to the poor and help the needy but knowing the heart and motives of man gave this advice. "Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your father in heaven. Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synogogues and in the streets that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you they have their reward. But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does; That your alms may be in SECRET:and your Father which sees in secret himself shall reward you openly." Matthew 6:1-4. I wonder how many would continue in this line of work if they never got a mention, or where recognised by anyone? An interesting thought.