Matthew 6:1-2 KJV

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

[2] 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.

Where does one actually draw the line? In an age where the media is so powerful and varied, where does one draw the line between giving from a genuinely generous heart AND giving to win the admiration of others through publicity?

I see a lot of Christian bodies donate millions of cash and assorted items on camera for public viewing. I’ve seen many believers put up the numbers of their charitable deeds on social media. Are they seeking the glory of men as Jesus put it here in Matt 6:1-2 or are they doing that to encourage others to pursue the same Cause?

How can we as a people, as believers, ensure that the latter is the case and not the former? How can we make these words of Jesus make sense and yet encourage others to follow suit?

Today, I’d love read your comments on this very subject as we divide the Word of Truth together. Where do we draw the line? Are Jesus’s words still relevant in our time?

Have a blessed weekend

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