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Can You Keep a Secret?

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Share Matthew 6:3-4 (NIV)- “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

The question I pose to you today is this: can you keep a secret?

And when I ask that, I’m not referring solely to keeping people’s business off the streets—although that is a valuable skill, and one that is highly encouraged in the Bible (Proverbs 11:13).

When I say can you keep a secret, I am asking if you can live for the Lord not only when people are blessing you, and praising your deeds, but when no one is around to see. When you pay for the meal of a struggling family, is that your secret good deed, or are you going to testify to the church about how you saved some poor people in need?

Some things don’t need to be broadcasted, because not everyone needs to know the struggle a friend may be having, and has entrusted you with knowledge of.

Also, we are not a blessing to people so that others will applaud us and pat us on the back for being a Good Samaritan. We are not a blessing so that people can marvel at how wonderful we are and shower us with praises.

The glory isn’t for us!

The Bible says in Matthew 5:16 (KJV), “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (emphasis mine).”

The glory is for God!

Your reward for your humble services is not the adoration of crowds, and if you think it is, your services really aren’t all that humble! When you are humble, you think of yourself as the least—everyone comes before you do (Philippians 2:3-4). You must be willing to visit the sick at home instead of at a charity event, volunteer at a homeless shelter without telling a dozen people beforehand, and be willing to give away your time when it doesn’t benefit you, to benefit someone else.

Your reward is seeing God glorified and knowing that you have treasures stored up in heaven (Matthew 6:20).

So, can you keep a secret?

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