Quite Benevolence

But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, That your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

Matthew 6:3-4

Jesus doctrinal teaching is clear in this verse. We are to give secretly, discreetly, and humbly. Jesus uses an idiom to illustrate by saying, “do not left your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” He, once again, uses an exaggeration to make a point.

Our giving should be done for the praise of God and not the praise of the giver. He is our provider in the first place. So when we give, we are giving to Him a portion of what He first gave to us. He is our supply and our provider. There is not room for human pride in the worshipful act of giving.

God rewards those who give faithfully and as Christ prescribes. He sees us in secret and rewards us through His grace and mercy. Rewards are not the primary motivation for giving, but, they do serve as a reminder that God values giving and sacrifice.

God’s rewards are not always found in money, possessions, and finances. His best rewards are spiritual and eternal. However He chooses to reward, we are thankful that He gives us the opportunity to participate in His program for world redemption. What an awesome opportunity we have been given. 

Tony French


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