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Matthew 6:1-4, 19-24.  1 "Be careful not to practice your righteousness ◙ in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward.

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1 Matthew 6:1-4, 19-24

2  1 "Be careful not to practice your righteousness ◙ in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! 3 But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

3  19 "Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness! 24 "No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.

4  Earthly possessions will be destroyed.  Prideful giving provides temporary reward.

5  Lev. 27:30-32  30 "Every tenth of the land’s produce, grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD. 31 If a man decides to redeem any part of this tenth, he must add one-fifth to its value. 32 Every tenth animal from the herd or flock, which passes under the ‹shepherd’s› rod, will be holy to the LORD.

6  Numbers 18:21  21 "Look, I have given the Levites every tenth in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work they do, the work of the tent of meeting.

7 Malachai 3: “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house,

8 1 Cor. 16:2 2 On the first day of the week, each of you is to set something aside and save to the extent that he prospers, so that no collections will need to be made when I come. 2 Cor. 9:7 7 Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

9 2 Cor. 9:6 Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

10  Earthly reward Malachi 3: You are suffering under a curse, yet you—the whole nation—are ‹still› robbing Me. 10 Bring the full 10 percent into the storehouse so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this way,” says the LORD of Hosts. "See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure.

11  Heavenly reward Your attitude toward your money has eternal consequences.


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