A Biblical Mindset for Giving
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
— 2 Corinthians 9:7, ESV
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
— 2 Corinthians 8:12, NIV
But since you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you — see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
— 2 Corinthians 8:7, NIV
“Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.”
— Luke 6:30, NIV
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.
— Psalm 37:21, NIV
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
— 2 Corinthians 9:6, NIV
John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”
— Luke 3:11, NIV
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
— Deuteronomy 8:18, NIV
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops.
— Proverbs 3:9, NIV
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
— Proverbs 11:24, NIV
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
— Acts 20:35, NIV
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
— Hebrews 13:16, NIV
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
— Matthew 6:19–21, NIV
The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
— Proverbs 21:25–26, NIV
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
— Proverbs 3:27, NIV
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
— 2 Thessalonians 3:10, NIV
Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
— Galatians 6:6, NIV
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.”
— Deuteronomy 16:17, ESV
“Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the LORD’s; it is holy to the LORD.”
— Leviticus 27:30, ESV