For if there is first a willing desire, it is accepted according to what a person has and not according to what they do not have.
Each one according as they purpose in their heart, so let them give, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
Speak unto the sons of Israel that they bring me an offering; of every man that gives it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.
Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD; whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD: gold, silver, brass;
And they came, every man whose heart stirred him up, and every one whose spirit made them willing, and they brought the LORD's offering for the work of the tabernacle of the testimony and for all his service and for the holy garments.
Of the sons of Israel, men and women, all that had a willing heart to bring for all the work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses, brought a voluntary offering unto the LORD.
Moreover, because I have my delight in the house of my God, I have in my own treasury, gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:
But the LORD said to David, my father, Forasmuch as it was in thy heart to build a house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thy heart;
Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.
And as there came a certain poor widow, she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
For ye have the poor with you always, and whenever ye will, ye may do them good; but me ye have not always.
And he turned to the woman and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou didst give me no water for my feet; but she has washed my feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
And that slave who knew his lord's will and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
He that is faithful with little is faithful also with much, and he that is unjust with little is unjust also with much.
And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury.