Isaiah 58:10 (GNT) says “if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon.”
Notice the word ‘hungry‘ and ‘in need‘? What I have found out is that we often neglect the hungry and instead of giving them food, we give the food to those who ain’t hungry and seek to satisfy those who ain’t in need. By doing this, we are simply going after our own selfish interests.
The issue is that when most people give, they do so in expectation of getting something in return, so they tend to give to those they know might be able to give back to them but this is not what the Lord wants. He has given us instructions and as believers and true followers of Christ, we are meant to follow Gods instructions diligently for only by that can we be called the true sons and daughters of God.
PRAYER: Lord, grant me the grace to give according to your word.