But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
As we are stained by sin, it is only by God’s grace that we can be redeemed and do good. It’s him working through us that allows us to love unconditionally, and give without strings attached. So when we do good it should not be done to put the spotlight on our own goodness, but privately so as to give God the glory. Everything we have is a gift from God and in giving we show our obedience to God and honor him.