An Act Of Kindness

Take care! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired, because then you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.
When you give a gift to someone in need, don’t shout about it as the hypocrites do — blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity!
I assure you, they have received all the reward they will ever get.
But when you give to someone, don’t tell your left hand what your right hand is doing.
Give your gifts in secret, and your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.

Matt 6:1-4

Don't Twist It

Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest Acts 9:1
I find this to be such an ironic statement.
Paul, who proclaims that he was circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews ; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. Phil 3:5-6
That he also studied at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers’ law, and was zealous toward God. Acts 22:3
This Jew; this Hebrew was breathing out threat of murder!
The Law, which he so vehemently defended clearly stated you shall not murder. Ex 20:13
Though it seems to me what he was doing was against the Mosaic Law, Paul said concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Though he was threatening murder, in the Law he was blameless.
I can only assume that he justified the killing of Christians, many of which were Jewish, to protect the integrity of Judaism.
Isn’t it funny how we will twist things around to our own advantage!
Christians aren’t above doing the same thing!
Take God’s word for what it says.
It needs no twisting nor improving from you or me.