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Giving

Being open and willing to give is part of happiness. When we give, we experience joy. To impact someone’s life, even in a small way, empowers us to bring more goodness into the world.

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. ”

 2 Corithians 8:7

Just as you excel in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-see that you also excel in his grace of giving.

Romans 12:10

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them “ Go in peace, be warmed and be filled, “ and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is it?

Deuteronomy 15:7 - 8

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Romans 12:10

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them “ Go in peace, be warmed and be filled, “ and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is it?

Proverbs 22:9

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Proverbs 28:27

He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Proverbs 3:9-10

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.

Proverbs 3:9

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce

Timothy 6-17-19

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

Deuteronomy 8:18

Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.

Deuteronomy 17:16-17

No man should appear before the LORD empty-handed. Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.

John 3:17

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Timothy 5:17-18

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

Deuteronomy 15-10

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Romans 12:13

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Matthew 6:19-21

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Corinthians 9:6-7

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Corinthians 9:6-7

Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.

Corinthians 8:3

For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they gave of their own accord.

Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Corinthians 13:3

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Corinthians 8:7

Just as you excel in everything-- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-- see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

Leviticus 25:36-37

Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.