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Interpretation of the Holy Bible - St. Matthew : Chapter 6 - lesson 32

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    Teaching about Almsgiving : Matthew 6:1 Be cautious in your alms-giving, not to perform it before men, so that you may be seen of them: otherwise, you have no
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      Teaching about Almsgiving :

      Matthew 6:1 "Be cautious in your alms-giving, not to perform it
      before men, so that you may be seen of them: otherwise, you have no
      reward from your Father who is in heaven "

      "Alms giving are way of fulfilling one's own duty to his own
      brother. But if it is done with other intensions like for fame etc
      then, he lost the reward form God. Because he has received the
      reward, which was the praise from men. That is, the work was good
      but intention was bad. The same principle guides in prayer also.
      Because if you are praying for the worldly matters you may get it,
      but then it costs you the reward that God alone can give you, the
      eternal life. In short, one who trades worldly things for eternal
      life is a fool.


      "Prayer and fasting are good, but better than either is almsgiving
      accompanied by righteousness. It is better to give alms than to
      store up gold " (Tobit 12:8). The Jewish Rabbi's taught that alms
      giving were more dignified than sacrifice.
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