When you do nice things, who are you trying to please? When you help someone or give to someone, are you trying to please God or man?
Doing nice things to make yourself look good or even feel good, in the sight of man, is short-lived. When you do things for man’s approval and praise, that’s all you get — man’s approval and man’s praise. Nothing else. Nothing from God. You have received all the reward you are going to get from that situation. Approval from man — man’s reward.
When you do nice things in secret, they are done in the sight of God. Therefore, you receive His rewards, His blessings.
Which will you choose when you think of doing something nice for someone. Will you shout it from the rooftop for the attention of man, or will you take it to our Father in secret and let Him bless you?
Will you be a man pleaser, or pleasing to God?
Matthew 6:1-2 (KJV) – 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. Therefore when thou doesn’t thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.