God is calling us in these verses to be secretly generous to those in need around us. Sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking if we share the nice things we do, people will be “inspired” to do them too. So we post pictures online or even video our secret (not so secret) giving. But God says the more generous you are, the more you will be given so that you can continue to be generous. Erasing the need to worry about others generosity.
Questions for further thought:
1. Is giving in secret hard for you?
2. Is the praise from others why you give?
Challenge: Find a person so much in need they can never repay you. Give generously and anonymously, so that you find absolutely no reward from any person.
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