November 6, 2014. Compassion fills your heart to overflowing just before you give to the poor. Often, you study and ponder a poor person, organization or cause as a check on your mind and emotions. You ask, “Is this from God or is it just me?” Linger not long between two opinions to give or not give, being mindful of both reason and love. Your decision to give is between you and God. But once you have decided to give, do so in secret. When you give in secret, God promises to reward you openly. Otherwise the devil seeks to paint you in a way that is not God.
Matthew 6:3-4 (NASB) “But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” Ras Robinson