CONCERNING GIVING

THE BIBLE SAYS

Compiled by Daniel L. Wakefield

 

 

         Proverbs 11:24†††††††††††† There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

 

         Malachi 3:8-10†††††††††††††† Will a man rob God?Yet ye have robbed me.But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee?In tithes and offerings.Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

 

         Matthew 6:1†††††††††††††††††† Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

 

         Luke 6:38††††††††††††††††††††††† Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

 

         Luke 12:33-34††††††††††††††† Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

         Luke 21:3-4††††††††††††††††††† And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

 

         Acts 4:34-35†††††††††††††††††† Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostlesí feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

 

         Acts 20:35††††††††††††††††††††† I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.†††††††††††††††

 

         I Corinthians 16:2†††††††† Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

 

         II Corinthians 9:6-7†††††† But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully.Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.