Saturday, October 20, 2012
Reaching out to those in need
Before I go on with the study please know I'm not the virtuous woman I need to be. But, as I study and pray I'm getting better.
Anyway, this verse is talking about going out of our way to help others. Most will donate to goodwill or help at a local homeless shelter. Those are good things to do but God wants us to fill them needs that are overlooked also. Maybe helping a sick person by cooking a meal for them and their family. Or helping an elderly person with there housework. But, this verse doesn't mean to help only our friends, family or church family. It's to Reach out also to those you may not even know.
Beware of the internet, tv advertisements, and those who take advantage of others. Some make their living by begging and such. You never know who you might can bless though. Remember our reward will be in heaven. :) If you knew much about Dale earnhardt you would know he was a caring man. He went out his way to help other and didn't want anyone to say a word about it. An expecting woman was in line at a race shivering from the cold. Dale walked up took off his nascar jacket and put it around her. We are to be like that and do these things (alms) in secret.
Mathew 6:1Take 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.
3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
May God Bless you on your journey.