Therefore, we must sincerely evaluate our way of giving and sharing. Is it temporary or is it eternal? You see, giving food, clothing, money or any other support may not reach the Lord God in heaven. God only cares about lasting, eternal help.
What is temporary help, and what is eternal help?
Temporary help is merely physical help that never lasts, but eternal help represents the raising up of another person’s inner values and promotion of his or her spiritual future. (The latter principle does not preclude the former.)
Our acts of kindness and concern for others must come with an eternal lesson.