Wisdom proclaims: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it” (Proverbs 3:27, ESV). This is at times can be a very challenging word to the wise philanthropist. Just think about it, if a person considers themselves to be philanthropic, generous, or just a good citizen desiring to make a positive impact in the world, then they tend to have the financial resources along with other resources to do good. In other words they have the power to do it, to not withhold good. But just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. Sometimes bailing someone out of a bad position is a worse form of help, and may cause more damage if they are not able to learn a life lesson. But for others, when you hear a need and you have it within your power to act, you don’t necessarily need to pray about it. Within your heart and soul, you know what the right thing to do is and that right this is to give, and not withhold from doing good when you’ve been blessed to act.