4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
4 Verse 4. Which seeth in secret] We should ever remember that
the eye of the Lord is upon us, and that he sees not only the act,
but also every motive that led to it.
Shall reward thee openly.] Will give thee the fullest proofs of
his acceptance of thy work of faith, and labour of love, by
increasing that substance which, for his sake, thou sharest with
the poor; and will manifest his approbation in thy own heart, by
the witness of his Spirit.