SECRETS OF PROSPERITY #3
Prosperity Secret: Give in Secreт
Many years ago Lloyd Douglas wrote Magnificent Obsession. In this book he revealed one of the great secrets of the masters: keep your mouth shut about what you do. This is why some people come up to me and whisper in my ear and say, “I’ll give so much money to your university.” They don’t want anybody else to hear it, because they know that if they give in secret, their supply will return to them and will also be multiplied.
One of the problems in the modern church has been to publish the names of donors in some of the church literature. In New York City there’s a tremendous activity of this kind. They call everybody that gives a donation a sponsor, and then they publish the names of all the sponsors on a list. As Jesus said, “Verily, they have their reward.”
There is a place in the Bible where the secret is given: “When you give,” Jesus said, “don’t sound a trumpet before yourselves as the hypocrites do. But give in secret.”