Jesus then warned against giving with strings attached — in contrast to good giving (44):
Don’t perform your religious duties in public, so people will see how “religious” you are! God will not reward such two-faced giving.
So, for example, when you give something to a needy person, don’t make a big show of it, as hypocrites do. Because they want people to praise them, that’s all the praise they’ll get.
Instead, when you help a needy person, do it privately.
And God, who sees what you do privately, will both praise & reward you.
(44) Matthew 6:1-4