In the scripture that we will focus on for this text, the word charitable is used. However, this word is not defined by what most of us think it to mean when we think of the word charity. In fact, the word charitable actually is defined as one who is benevolent; a benefactor to those who are less fortunate than we are or poor in spirit. Charitable deeds are most often sprung from gentleness, kindness, and lovingness toward others. For example, most people will help the homeless not to be seen helping them but rather showing kindness towards them.
Matthew 6:3-4 Everything that we do when we help others should never be spoken of to others. Help others secretly, meaning do not boast about what you are doing or have done in the aid of anyone. Those that see will see. Why should we care if anyone sees or are aware of our being a help towards others, what are our true motives/intent for helping others? Be charitable because it springs from our being gentle, kind and loving. GOD will openly reward those who know HIM as well as HE does for those who actually are in a relationship with HIM.