Here are 5 verses I’ve chosen to get you giddy to give!
1.) Proverbs 11:25 (ESV)- “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will
himself be watered.” The Lord blesses those who bless others, because His will is that we serve
those around us.
2.) Psalm 37:21 (NIV)- “The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.”
A mark of a Christian is their willingness to pour into the lives of those in need. God always
supplies His people with something to give—be it spare change, our time or otherwise. You can
always bless someone, either physically, spiritually, or emotionally.
3.) 2 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT)- “Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give
according to what you have, not what you don’t have.” It is not mandatory that we give away what
we can’t afford to lose. As aforementioned, there are many ways to sow into someone else,
spiritually and physically. You can be a blessing without going beyond your means.
4.) 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)- “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to
give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Our charity is a service
to God, rather than just a service to man. Therefore, what we give will only be deemed acceptable
if we give it out of cheerfulness, kindness and sincerity of our heart. We should not have to be
bribed or persuaded to give to others.
5.) Proverbs 14:21 (NKJV)- “He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the
poor, happy is he.” It pleases God when we serve others and give freely, as He does for us on a
daily basis. There is joy found in giving!
The Season Of Giving: Bless The Lord By Blessing Others was originally published on praisecleveland.com