Words from the Heart for Saturday May 9th, 2020

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do… to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 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.

Matthew 6:2-4 (NIV)

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In Secret

Last Fall, top-secret briefing materials, marked CEO, for “Canadian Eyes Only,” kept Canadian Security Intelligence Service director David Vigneault abreast of developments in Project Ace, the RCMP investigation of Cameron Jay Ortis, one of the force’s own members. Ortis, 47, was charged under the Security of Information Act for allegedly disclosing secrets to an unknown recipient and planning to reveal additional classified information to an unspecified foreign entity. He faces a total of seven counts, dating from as early as Jan. 1, 2015, to Sept. 12 of last year, when he was arrested.

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The postmodern atheist celebrates the religious who fail – particularly the leaders. Check out their blogs and you will find them reporting on the latest scandal involving a Christian leader. They use these failures to argue that Christianity is false and bankrupt. What they fail to report are the millions of faithful Christians who are serving in obscurity, quietly living a consistent Christian life and doing untold, unnoticed acts of kindness and compassion in the name of Jesus. They are living out the command of Jesus in Matthew 6:2-4, “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do… to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 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 power of God is at work through His people. We are called to faithfully serve the Lord, and do so only to be noticed by Him.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley