“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
The bible text that has touched my heart this week has to be Matthew chapter six verses two to four. While flicking through just some old bible studies notes from around two years ago I came upon it and it truly spoke to me.
So many of us only do things so that others notice it and give us praise. Rather than giving because we truly want to help someone, we do it so that others can tell us how kind we are and give us compliments. This text tells us that if we give to others then we should do it in secret and in humbleness.
Something that I do struggle with is being humble. Over the years I have learnt that being so full of pride does truly drag you down and you only being selfish. By reading this text I am reminded that by giving in secret I do it in a way where I am aiming to please others but instead it pleases God. I feel that when we do certain things we only do it in front of people so that they see rather than giving with a pure heart with the right intention.
With this being said, this is my bible text that I have come to really connect with this week. It is a lesson to be learnt, a lesson of humbleness, of selflessness and of genuine love. A genuine love for others where you are not doing something because you can feel elevated but so that that other person can feel better.