Hi there, just to paraphrase "and have not charity," the word charity here "AGAPE" greek for love. So it saying in the whole giving does not mean you are showing love. Some people give away goods to be seen by men as being good, but their heart has no love. The word Agape in 1Co:13 is love, to love
1Co:13:3: And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. This indicates a similar with the poor lady and her mites and the rich man. Sorted
It's the motive behind doing these things that counts. If a person is feeding the poor to draw praise to himself, he has received his reward. If a person is feeding the poor out of compassion for them he has love and his reward is in Heaven. If a person sacrifices of himself to gain honor and glory, he has received his only reward. On the other hand. if he sacrifices of himself to gain honor and glory for God, his reward is in Heaven. Matthew 6:19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where theives break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where theives do not break in and steal."
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