“When you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” Matthew 6:3. Jesus dealt with the issue of motives in giving. When He said not to let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, He was teaching that our motives for giving to God and to others must be pure. Our giving should be in response to God’s love. Our generosity should be God-centered – not to make us look good, but to please the Lord. With your next good deed, ask yourself; “If I knew that no one would ever find out that I did this, would I still do it?” God sees the giver and the gift; as well as the heart and the hand.