Top 13 Bible Verses About Giving
God is the greatest giver of all, so we should be givers too, so here are the top 13 Bible verses about giving found in Scripture.
5 Stories From The Bible About Giving
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Back to your Lap
Jesus said that we should “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” (Luke 6:38). When a bag is full, if you shake it, there is more room, so that’s the idea of giving to others; God gives back to you, and even presses it down and shake it’s it so that more can fit in, and it reaches the point where it’s running over into your lap!
The Cheerful Giver
If someone gives reluctantly or almost grudgingly, they should just keep their money. God is not pleased when we give out of compulsion or by trying to be legalistic and tithe. The Apostle Paul said that “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). If you’re not rejoicing at the offering you’re making to God, then it’s better not to offer it.
Blessed by Giving
Most people say that they were blessed when someone gave them something, and they were, but the one who gave may have actually been blessed more. The Bible records the Apostle Paul saying, “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” (Acts 20:35). This means that the one who gives is the one who receives the greater blessing; even more than the one who receives, so you can bless others this year while still yourself being blessed because “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
I’ve planted enough gardens to know that if I spread the seeds to far apart and sow very few of them, I won’t get much of a crop. In this context, the Apostle Paul says that “whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). We can’t give one dollar to the Salvation Army once a year or little or nothing to charity or to our church and expect God to pour our His blessings. Sowing very little will reap very little, but sowing bountifully or generously, may produce more than you’ve sown.
You’ve probably heard of Secret Santa. This is where an unknown person has brought a gift and the recipient is not supposed to know who it came from. God is pleased when we give only to be seen of Him, and not to be seen by others, so “when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward” (Matthew 6:2). What you do secretly in giving, God gives back openly, since “your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:4).
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