Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing

It is not good to go around publishing the good works we do with great fanfare, because everything we do must be for the glory of God and not for our pride. God does not share His glory with anyone.

When Jesus went through the provinces of the places where He exhorted the word of God He saw that when the scribes and pharisees helped someone they used to spread it in the streets of those provinces, and this is why Jesus says the following:

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

Matthew 6:2

We see this of to be praised oneself in many people, who praise themselves for the help they gave to a person in need. Helping others is good, but Jesus teaches us that when we do it, it is not necessary to publish it, since we have our reward for our good work.

 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Matthew 6:3

By saying “do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” means that the help we give to others is in secret, it must be something between God and you, and this is confirmed in the following biblical verse:

So that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:4

God rewards in public those who help in secret. God looks at the work that man does in the world. But he also sees how bad man does. Do not vaunt yourself for the good deeds you do, but stay between you and God because just as you do good in secret, God will reward you in public.

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13 comments on “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing

  1. God rewards in public this who help in secret….I love this point, but all in all what we should strive for as human being is the eternal life which has been promised by our father and that is the biggest and best reward will receive if we go by His words.

    Thank you and God bless

    1. OK Ronald,
      The most important thing people can receive is the eternal Life, but I think that meanwhile they are here on earth need goods for their bodies, too. So, we ought to help needy people. Good!
      God bless you!

  2. To our father in heaven your number one in my life.lord you the only one can save our marriage.and fix it.and lord its takes to people’s together to be in a marriage.lord you say the wife is suppose to their own husband.and that husband supposed to have their own wife.and lord marriage is honorable.and it’s not make to be broken.its made to stay together in for life until dealth do us apart.this is my husband Douglas gene Johnson first marriage.and lord you only can put one man and one woman sod not give us no one else to be with besides husband and wife.and it’s not right for to mess around outside your marriage.its not right.and our marriage shouldn’t be like that.lord it should be the way the Lord wanted it to are not suppose to walk away from your only suppose to be with the wife only. And one thing I’m mr.Douglas g Johnson wife and I never cheated on him not once.and never husband is still married to me mrs.Felicia Johnson. And he did have no business cheating on his wife at all.he left me for some one else he chose her over me. That’s not good.its wrong in the eyesight of the Lord.and it don’t make it right.whay me lord why did he cheat on me.what was the cause.and for what reason I need her did not to my husband except being faithfully to him.and eve. I stay faithfully to the gods only begotten son.and his father and my husband and my self. To all 4 of us.he just did it was t to love his ow. Wife.he rather love some o e else that’s not his.and that still not all,that’s not how a marriage go walking away from your own marrige.lord in heaven please have it your putting it in the of you my the blood of the of the holy glorified Name of jesus.Amen.

    1. Felicia,
      I regret reading you are so afflicted by your husband.
      What a pity. but, do you remember some time ago, Patricia advices you to accept this painful situation and try to go on your life..
      If you are not able to remedy the problem, you know the proverb:
      “It’s not use to cry out over spilt
      The Lord God knows well your big problem and so you are suffering about.
      We must go forward praying for you and your husband also… Be quiet my sister, trust in the Lord.

  3. Lord, you are goodness it’s self you are the one and only and you are ABBA father. Lord put you loving arm around all those who are in pain about a broken marriage
    Your plans and purposes for everyone of your children is love – every circumstance however hard and uncomfortable it may appear is bound in your love for those who are bound in Christ – Sing Hallelujah and praise for your fatherly love you see all things and if we listen to your word. And embrace you with everything we’ve got you children will know your goodness and your will for us is perfect
    Goodness comes from you it’s a privilege to receive and to give who needs to shout and boast about it it’s a lovely intimate secret

  4. Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing
    But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
    Matthew 6:3

    Every gift, every help we can offer to our neighbor ought to be done by love, expecting to ease their bad situation we seldom know, praying to the Lord for them. The Lord God will be pleased with us if we strive to not fall into hypocrisy, not looking for others’ praise. The Lord God will reward our truly good actions.

    Good actions must be done in secret so that people helped may give thanks to God, because all good gift comes from Him, even the helper needs to receive from God to be able to give to others.

    The Bible tells us to do all things by charity, the bond of perfection, so that the peace of God rules in our minds, inside of us. And we must be grateful because the Lord God is not obliged to assist us, help us, but He works by his good Will, by His love towards us.

    “And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.
    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.” Colossians 3:15-16

    May our Lord God be glorified by all His creatures. Amen

  5. Thanks thekingjesus for into my life my log my place thanks Rabi biblical verse today is to right on my life my is to be exulted Yawheh it’s.shalom mahahim 😘💓

  6. I want to thank God for all he has done for me, the trials and warfare”s he is taking me through now. My husband and I are struggling in our marriage, because he is not working due to a serious illness last year and it is going to take a year to recover, that is man perdition not God
    He sits at home and text other people not his wife, don’t clean up, but he cook when I get home. He don’t like going places his health is good enough for him to go visit his brother at his place of business , but when I say anything about the house not being clean he act as though nothing is out of place. I am struggling with my affection for him, he is pushed me away
    I try to be that virtuous wife but it is not the same with him. God I know you put is together for the 20 plus years and I will not have anything to destroy our marriage therefore I am giving Michael Jeter to you because you can do a better job than I. In Jesus name I pray Amen.


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