Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 6:1 KJV
Motive, the “Why?”, is everything.
Why we do what we do is more important than what we do.
The “Why?” will determine how well we do what we do. Whether it is our giving or our service, the “Why?” will detrmine the effectiveness and importance of the act.
It has been said, and rightly so, that, “Only what’s done for Christ will last”. Giving, or doing, is not an end in itself. True value, to all concerned, is only realized when the motive of any act is one that flows from stewardship.
We are to present God and His Son, Christ Jesus, and not ourselves. To Him be all glory, honor, and praise.