Charitable Gifts


Poverty of spirit, soul and body take their toll on most of humanity. Very few rests in the riches of God. Much is said about entering God’s rest. I will add my thoughts, trust that God loves you, and He wants to reward all those who obey the instructions of His Son. It’s that simple. It’s called following.

“Take care not to practice your righteousness in the sight of people, to be noticed by them; otherwise, you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

So, when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, so that they will be praised by people. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your charitable giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:1-4 NASB)

Most charities are run as business by advertising what they are doing. Admit it! Is that now what many ministries do? God always provides for His servants who are doing what He has called them to do. Easy to forget, but sometimes it is just that our plans are not His. So, we struggle in vain trying to provide for needs we brought on ourselves. But mostly we have a problem with trust, the root of all poverty is not understanding how much we are loved. And this is where my sermon on obedience begins; Trust God and follow Christ’s teachings.

Oh! About the poor. Those who can, decide to support ministry in a poor nation. It is easy to find (take some time and research legitimacy) true servants of God. Your gifts will be from God Himself, an answer to their prayer. Or maybe some food dropped off to a shelter. Taste and see, Jesus’ instructions are meant to be followed and are noticed by our Father.