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Giving

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Giving is an act of selflessness that shows love and care for others in the community. As Christians, giving should come from a place of love and joy, with the expectation that God moves with our faith and generosity. The Bible offers guidance on the principles of giving, and these principles have been followed by Christians throughout the ages. Here are ten Bible verses about giving that will inspire you to give cheerfully, generously, and with a heart full of gratitude.


Proverbs 11:25 - "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Giving brings blessings, to us and those around us.


2 Corinthians 9:7 - "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." We should give with joy and give whatever we feel is asked (e.g. time, resource, knowledge, money, etc.).


Malachi 3:10 - "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it." God promises to bless us when we give.


Luke 14:12-14 - "When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." We should give to those who cannot repay us.


Proverbs 28:27 - "Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many curses." We are asked not to close ourselves off from those in need.


Matthew 6:3-4 - "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." We should give without seeking recognition from others.


2 Corinthians 8:3 - "For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability." We should give generously and trust God.


Psalm 37:21 - "The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously." We should give generously and repay our debts.


Proverbs 22:9 - "The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor." We should share our blessings with others.


Acts 20:35 - "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" We should always remember that giving is a blessing, and it brings happiness to both the giver and receiver.


Giving is an act of faith, and it is a way to show our love for God and others. The Bible provides guidance on the principles of giving, and we should follow these principles to give joyfully, generously, and with a grateful heart.


Reflection Question

How do your beliefs influence your ideas on giving?

What have been the experiences that have shaped your attitude towards giving?

How do you balance wanting to give and being a good steward?

In what ways have you seen giving positively impact those in need?


Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to leave your favourite verses in the comments about this topic.

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