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    The Bible Says To Give

    • It is our responsibility to help explain what the Bible says about giving and why it’s so important. Some great scriptures on giving to share with your members and online followers include:
    • 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. – 2 Corinthians 9:7
    • This one is incredibly important for explaining that you should give what you can and want.
    • For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have. – 2 Corinthians 8:12
    • Yet another example the Bible provides about giving what you can and that that is enough.
    • “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.” – Malachi 3:10
    • Ideal for explaining that giving leads to more blessings in life.
    • All-day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. – Proverbs 21:26
    • Explains that giving is more important than wanting more than what one needs.
    • You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. – 2 Corinthians 9:11
    • Another example of giving in which generosity is rewarded.
    • A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. – Proverbs 18:16
    • To open oneself to greatness, they must first give.
    • Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. – Luke 6:38
    • It’s important to give in order to receive great things in return.
    • Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. – 2 Corinthians 9:10
    • Giving to others doesn’t just benefit the recipient, but the giver as well.
    • And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!”And Abram gave him a tenth of everything. – Genesis 14:19–20
    • Helps explain where the idea of 10% of one’s income came from.
    • All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings, and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the Lord. – Exodus 35:22
    • Showcases the purpose of giving as a way to honor God.
    • A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord. – Leviticus 27:30
    • Explains that God gave blessings to you and as such, people should give back to God to say thank you.
    • God’s people faithfully brought in the contributions, tithes and dedicated gifts. – 2 Chronicles 31:12
    • Shows that giving is about more than just money, but that all contributions are important.
    • The people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. So all the skilled craftsmen who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left their work and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the LORD commanded to be done.” Then Moses gave an order…”No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more. – Exodus 36:3–6
    • Helps explain to your members that giving is what helps the church-run and grow.
    • As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. – 1 Timothy 6:17-19
    • This helps to explain that you should give back to God in thanks so that you may enjoy the benefits of your generosity later in life.
    • Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Luke 12:33-34
    • Reminds members of how good it makes one feel to give selflessly to help those who are in need.
    • Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. – Proverbs 19:17
    • Giving to others is like giving to God and that generosity is always favored.
    • One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. – Proverbs 11:24-25
    • It’s always important to give because making others happy is a type of wealth that surpasses financial riches.
    • Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. – Hebrews 13:16
    • Reminds members that God is happy when they share what they have to help others.


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