Today, I’m sharing a large number of Bible verses that address the concept of giving; and in particular, how generously the righteous give and share with others.
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously . . . (Ps 37:21 NIV)
The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. (Deu 28:12 NKJV)
A good man deals graciously and lends; he will guide his affairs with discretion. (Ps 112:5)
But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand. (Isa 32:8)
Give to everyone who asks of you. and from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. (Lk 6:30)
I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Ac 20:35)
But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (Heb 13:16, emphasis added)
It’s occasionally very helpful for us to revisit themes of generosity and giving in order to re-center ourselves in the will of God. The Lord whom we serve is a God of abundance, prosperity, and overflow. He loves to bless us and to give us everything that we need and everything for which we ask.
God enjoys seeing us operate and flow in His brand of generosity! He actually receives glory and honor when the righteous give generously in various ways. Of course, we all know that one form of giving is financial, monetary giving.
We can also give and share our blessings with others by:
- Spending time with them, ministering to them with our presence;
- Cleaning the home of a disabled person or a senior citizen;
- Giving someone who needs it but can’t afford it an all-expense-paid vacation;
- Making some payments on a needy person or family’s mortgage;
- Paying for a new roof for someone with a leaky one;
- Praying with and comforting those who are grieving;
- Driving someone to a medical appointment; and
- Faithfully praying for God’s provision for those in need.
A major component of giving is faith. We need faith in God and in His Word in order to give with joy. As we give, we trust God to bless us when and as we need Him to. According to Acts 20:35, it is more blessed to GIVE than to receive.
We all can hear from and receive creative ideas from the Holy Spirit on how to give generously. The Lord loves us to use our own creativity in this area as well, so within whatever means you have, seek God for how you can bless someone else. Hallelujah!