How do you keep your Left hand from knowing what your Right hand is doing?
NO DANG BLASPHEMOUS ANSWERS FROM DANG ATHEISTS (unless you’re an atheist who leaves baskets of food on the doorsteps of poor people in the dead of night, and runs away before anyone can see that you’re the one who shared the love.)
It’s from a Bible verse. Jesus said in Matthew chapter 6:
Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound 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 their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
MITTENS!!!! I love it.
Yes, I realize by answering this in the first person, one would be violating the rule of not letting the left hand know what the right hand doeth.
What I’m looking for is Play it Forward stories, featuring unnamed heroes.
Munkydogg. Nooooooooooooooo…that is NOT the longest answer ever given. Have you read my second answer to SHONUFF BAPTIST? Yes I read your whole answer and you make some very good points. I’m GLAD that companies do things like “gift matching” drives to charities.
But Jesus wasn’t condemning this sort of thing Munkydog. He said that such activities would be rewarded on EARTH. Rewards in heaven are given for activities that are done PURELY for the love of God.
Now, I can imagine a situation where a person, believing he is doing God’s will, goes the extra dozen miles promoting his company’s match-gift-to-charity program. He won’t constantly tell others that he’s putting in a lot of overtime to make the program known. Love motivates him, not the approval of man. Does God approve?
There is nothing in Mt 6 to indicate that he doesn’t.
God took note of Cornelius’ charitable works and prayers (before he was a Christian, by the way.) It all has to do with the heart, murkydogg.
This isn’t going to be easy, choosing a best answer.
4 years ago
Best Answer by Tu Nga – Chosen by Asker
When we know that we are utter nothingness, we realize that we have not done anything, but God perfectly does all things through us and through other creatures as well.
When we think we are something great, we boastfully claim to be authors of all good things and blasphemously blame God for all bad things; although we don’t have true knowledge to distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, true from false.
Tu Nga, your answer reminded me of some good things the Bible says about God. EVERY good gift comes down from the Father of Lights, and he works through ALL things, even the bad, for the good of those who love God. God has a big plan, and it works best when humble people do their parts quietly.
New Addition For This Post
“The source of all good is trust in God, submission unto His command, and contentment with His holy will and pleasure.” (Baha’u'llah, Tablets of Baha’u'llah, p. 153)
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