Do You Have More than You Need?

Here are 12 reasons why we should share what we have with people who don’t have what they need:

  1. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)
  2. 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. (Deut. 15:10)
  3. Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. (Prov. 3:27)
  4. 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. (Prov. 11:24-25)
  5. Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. (Proverbs 19:17)
  6. Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. (Prov. 22:9)
  7. … 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Cor. 9: 6-8)He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. (2 Cor. 9:10-11)
  10. 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 Tim. 6:17-19)
  11. And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. (Tit. 3:14)
  12. 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? (1 John 3:17)

 

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