God: gave to us so we can give to all…
St. Matthew 6:2-3 (KJV) “Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth”.
According to the traditional sense as cited in Webster’s dictionary means “money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity”; and giving to the poor is something that is consistently done today.
People always get a sense of compassion when others less fortunate than themselves are in a tenuous position and if they can, they provide for them the best they can. It can be by giving financial support or even clothing or food, but they give to the less fortunate.
It gets tricky in this writing according to the word of God, when we give our alms to be seen of me, or do it with a great big announcement, or even when we do it then announce to folks what we are doing. In the correct sense and measure of giving as directed by our Father in heaven: do it quietly and without the big noise to let others know what you are doing.
The holiday season is coming up quickly upon us, so it might be a good time to consider how and when you do your giving. Be consistent with the word of God in your giving; He has a way of rewarding us for the works of our hands.
New Trivia: We are told “in all your getting, get” what are we advised to get?