Doing something to uplift. Good deeds done in public. Yes, He keeps every record, not if you've already claimed a reward. You've made of it a big show. All singing praises to your name; they know. It could have been a genuine act. Kindness and effort you did not lack. But if you did it for their praises, forget about the extra graces. Because in adulation/appreciation, already paid completely. If you're helping a needy person, rather do it discreetly. Your closest friend must not know. Don't try and make of it a big show. Let it be a private matter. End it there and close the chapter. Father knows and sees everything. Acts of mercy and love more than worshipping. That's what He prefers. But stop displaying all your scores. When you do some charity, don't do it to gain popularity. -RUELHA www.ruelha.com (Inspired by Matthew 6:3) © Copyright Protected. All Rights Reserved.
It is my desire to study the four gospels. Writing poems helps me put some thought into it thereby making it fun to learn and remember. I was stuck on the book of Matthew for years and never really completed more than the first five chapters until I began writing ‘the Matthew Series‘. Now, I’m revising the contents of the book of Mathew by writing another series of poems titled ‘Inspired by Matthew‘. This one will not be as comprehensive as ‘the Matthew Series’ and may not be in an orderly sequence. This particular poem is the 17th in the series. I recommend reading the actual Bible because it’s a whole lot better than my poems. I’d be overjoyed if anyone out there would like to be part of this experience and go through the book of Matthew with me. I hope you enjoy reading each piece as much as I did writing them. (First image credit:dailyverses.net) .