Monday, February 27, 2017

Resurrected Life - Charity (HP08)

Mat 6:1-4  “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 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."
This is a fantastic promise of God that He will see our charitable deeds if they are done in secret and that God Himself will rewards us openly. What a privilege and blessing for our Almighty God Himself to hear, see and reward us His creation openly.

Rev 8:4  And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.
It is not easy for our prayers to reach God for the angels will only bring the prayers of the saints to the throne of God.

Acts 10:30-31  So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God.'"
Because of the charitable deeds of Cornelius, a God fearing heathen, God sees and remembers his alms, so how much more when we, His beloved children, give alms in secret. Brethren ensure that your charitable deeds using your own of money are done in secret. But all money of churches or Christian organisations must have proper and transparent accountability to prevent the destruction of the faith of fellow brethren by their suspicions of thief or misappropriation of funds.

Psalm 41:1-2  Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
Brethren, do you have problems that you want God to see and help you? If so, then give, give and give alms in secret until He rewards you openly. To God be the glory.