Giving, Of Possessions
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He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
They only asked us to remember the poor--the very thing I also was eager to do.
The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons."
Now there came a day when Elisha passed over to Shunem, where there was a prominent woman, and she persuaded him to eat food. And so it was, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat food.
The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him.
You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
"When you have finished paying all the tithe of your increase in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, "Whose young woman is this?"
Honor widows who are widows indeed;
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
The LORD also spoke to Moses, saying,
'When the days of her purification are completed, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the doorway of the tent of meeting a one year old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering.
"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.
They said to Him, "Caesar's." Then He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's."
And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.
And He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
"But who am I and who are my people that we should be able to offer as generously as this? For all things come from You, and from Your hand we have given You.
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,
and He has brought us to this place and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
"For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Then the men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.
"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
"But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion,
"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
Then Jehoash said to the priests, "All the money of the sacred things which is brought into the house of the LORD, in current money, both the money of each man's assessment and all the money which any man's heart prompts him to bring into the house of the LORD,
Then the rulers of the fathers' households, and the princes of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with the overseers over the king's work, offered willingly;
All the officers and all the people rejoiced and brought in their levies and dropped them into the chest until they had finished.
Josiah contributed to the lay people, to all who were present, flocks of lambs and young goats, all for the Passover offerings, numbering 30,000 plus 3,000 bulls; these were from the king's possessions.
But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability.
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.
and his offering was one silver dish whose weight was one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;
"Moreover, in my delight in the house of my God, the treasure I have of gold and silver, I give to the house of my God, over and above all that I have already provided for the holy temple,
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.
- Possessions (143 instances)
- Ability, To Give
- Alms, Good Deeds
- Belonging To Heaven
- Generosity, Human
- Generosity, Used Towards
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To God
- Giving To Others
- Giving To The Poor
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Poverty, Attitudes Towards
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Rich, The
- Self Sacrifice