These days, it is common to see celebrities posting pictures of themselves helping the needy. It could be at an orphanage home or some beggars on the street. Trust me, it is really good to help those in need, but the motive behind doing such is what determines whether what you just did is good or bad.
This month alone, I’ve seen Nigerian celebrities go on social media to show the world how they are helping others. First it was Kiss Daniel who posted a picture which shows him giving food and money to beggars on the street on Easter. Then came B-Red, an associate of Davido, who filmed himself sharing N500 notes to kids on the street, kids who didn’t really look like they were suffering. As if I had not seen enough of such this month, Daddy Freeze also had himself in a video with his baby mama sharing food to destitute.
To a not well trained Christian mind, what the above folks did is cool and good, but when examined carefully, one will find that it is not pleasing in God’s eyes. Don’t you all think it is absurd giving someone your phone to record you while you are doing charitable deeds? It becomes more absurd when you upload it on social media. To what ends? To show the world that you are kind and to receive praises from men?
If the intention to give came genuinely from the heart, you won’t want anyone to see you doing it. If the intention to help the needy came as a result of you wanting to please God, you will do it before His eyes only. But if the intention is to get praises from men, then you will do it before men and broadcast it as far as it can go.
Kiss Daniel’s intention wasn’t to help the beggars but to get praises from his social media fans who indeed praised him for the gesture.
Watching the video in which B-Red is seen giving money to kids, one will instantly know that he didn’t care about the kids who really didn’t look like they needed his money. He just gave it to them cos that’s what he needed to do to get praises from men. However, his gesture proved abortive as his Instagram fans blasted him for filming himself doing such.
VIDEO HERE: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhdmVHrHpwi/?taken-by=bredhkn
As for Daddy Freeze, one can easily know that he decided to help the destitute with food just to prove a point. He wanted his deceived fans to see that he helps the needy unlike the pastors he loves to criticize whom he claims would rather use the money to buy private jets.
Recording himself while in the act shows that he never did it to help the needy. His action is even worse than the pastors whom he claims don’t help. The reason why we don’t know that these pastors help might be because they don’t show it in the media.
Daddy Freeze claims he follows the teachings of the Bible. Let’s see whether his actions as seen in the video goes in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ whom he says his Free The Sheeple Movement In Christ is modeled after.
2 So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be praised by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.
3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Can you all now see that celebrities who flaunt their good deeds on social media are not really doing it for the needy and not for God, but for men to praise them.
If their actions on social media is inspiring you to do the same i.e post pictures or videos of yourself helping the needy, I’ll advice you to have a rethink. Go out there and help the needy but don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Obeying that commandment shows you are a true Christian.
This post is to prevent you from allowing celebrities influence your life cos their life is fake.
Author: Nairaland Forum
Source : http://www.nairaland.com/4453417/dont-imitate-celebrities-when-want