"God's Rules For Giving"
According To Income
"Every man shall give as he is able, according to the
blessings of the Lord thy God which hath given thee."
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth; that thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father
which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly."
Freely ye have received, freely give."
He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity;
"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."
1 Corinthians 16:2
"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;
not grudgingly, or of necessity: For God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9:7
True Christians are to focus on giving to those in
need. "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
Mark 12:31, Galatians 5:14
"Bear ye one another's burdens,
and so fulfill the law of Christ."
A life that is full of the blessings and the Grace of God should
share those blessings with others. We are to give because it
is the natural outflow of a life that is already filled with the
blessings of God, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
We are to give freely, wisely, and generously to the needs of
those about. Even though we may not know how or even if they will
use our money wisely, we are to be willing to take a chance where a real
need is evident. When we see people in need, we need to be generous.
Cast your bread upon the waters, for in the wisdom and purpose
of God it may very well return to you some day when you are in
need of help. We are to give to as many as we can, and then some.
You do not know what evil may be averted by your gift.
The necessity of giving is to be done with the right attitude.
The principle here is to help others, especially the less fortunate.
Want to be blessed? Don't give to get. Give from your
heart to the needy because it is the right thing to do!
"Lord, because You have given to me,
I am gladly giving back to You."
"Wherever your treasure is, there
your heart and thoughts will also be."
There is a story of an old Scotsman who inadvertently dropped
a gold sovereign in the collection bag at a church service.
In Scotland, when the ushers take up the offering, they use a long
pole with a bag on the end of it, which they pass among the pews.
This old Scotsman put in a gold sovereign by
mistake, when he meant to put in only a shilling.
As soon as he realized his mistake, he tried to retrieve his sovereign.
But the usher pulled the bag back and said, Nah, once in, always in!
The old man said, Ah well, I'll get credit for it in glory.
But the usher replied, Nah, you'll get credit for
the shilling, because that's all you intended to give.