Monday, July 7, 2008

Day 36 - When you help the poor and needy, you should not do it for public recognition

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Matt 6:2-4 (Jesus said) "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 men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Matt 23:5-6 (Jesus said) "Everything they do is done for show…they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the reserved pews in the synagogue!”

Luke 16:15 (Jesus said) “You wear a noble, pious expression in public, but God knows your evil hearts. Your pretense brings you honor from the people, but it is an abomination in the sight of God.”

John 5:44 You gladly honor each other, but you don't care about the honor that comes from the only God!

John 12:43 They loved praise from men more than praise from God.

“He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more.” John Bunyan

“Prosperity inebriates men, so that they take delights in their own merits.” John Calvin

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