Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Take care not to perform any religious act in order to be observed by men: otherwise you will have no reward from your father who is in heaven. therefore, when you give alms, do not make a proclamation of it as the hypocrites do, in their publick assemblies by sound of trumpet, that they may have the applause of men. for I assure you, they have their reward. but when you give alms, "let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth:" read more.
that your alms may be secret: and your father who sees your secret actions, shall reward you.

remember, " he who sows sparingly, shall reap also sparingly: and he who sows bountifully, shall reap also bountifully." let every man give as he is disposed in his own mind, without any regret or reluctance: for God loves a cheerful benefactor.


Pray then, dispatch this affair; as you readily undertook it, as readily perform it, to the best of your abilities. for what a man gives with a ready mind, according to his abilities, is well received; but not when he goes beyond his circumstances.

that as your present sufficiency supplies their wants, their sufficiency may supply your occasions another way: and thus there will be an equality.


that as your present sufficiency supplies their wants, their sufficiency may supply your occasions another way: and thus there will be an equality.