Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
2When therefore thou doest alms, sound not 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 received their reward. 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
No matter how pressing the need at hand, and no matter how temptingly large a gift may be, George Müller never accepted donations that were not freely given under clear divine leading.
Joanie Hileman experiences God's timely provision and the blessing of someone who gave in secret.
Fan, an enthusiastic man was introduced to Christianity through a pamphlet. He traveled to another village to listen to missionaries inform him further about the Christian faith, he got much more; he saw them live the Christian life and excitedly talk about eternal life and other Christian principles. He gave his life to Christ after spending some time with them declaring "Our Heavenly Father is the true and living God, and Jesus the only Saviour.” Best of all, he discovered Christianity, unlike other religions was free!
When on offer to buy a land for the building of a mission home for the China Inland Mission—which was sorely needed—was received, Hudson Taylor called for a prayer meeting and in that very meeting, God had prepared an unlikely helper—who insisted on remaining anonymous—to pay the huge sum needed!
Deacon Murray had just selected and given for free, a whole cow to a poor neighbor, but soon called on the excited man to return the cow before he got far off. On returning the cow, Murray then declared to his poor neighbor, "There, now, take your pick out of the cows; I a'n't going to lend to the Lord the poorest cow I've got."