Thursday, May 2, 2013

The best reward?

The best way to help someone, is not let them know you are helping! (Matthew 6:3) But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. The greatest reward is the one you do not seek, the one you get when you do not expect, or feel you deserve it. The reward is in just doing something for someone in need.

I love watching the news, when someone has done something heroic, how they do not even want to be interviewed. They just did what they felt anyone would have done in the same situation. They just do not want any credit publicly, the smile and appreciation is enough for them! Wow, what if we all felt that way? What if we just helped to help, with no expectation, or cheering from the crowd?

I remember a story of some soldiers who stopped to assist folks in a car accident. They stabilized who they could, and as the EMT's approached they left. They did what they do and wanted no credit! How about us, do we need credit for what we do for people? Do we ask ourselves, why we need the pat on the back, why we need the credit for helping?

God's word says, if we do things in secret, if we do not let our left hand know what our right hand is doing. Matthew 6:4, gives us the rest of the story, that your charitable deeds may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. You cannot ask for better rewards than that, God wants to bless us for being a blessing!