Generosity, an often forgotten ideal, is found in various parts of the Bible. It is indeed important in the life of a Christian. Both Daniel and the Lord Christ exhorted us to help others, as doesn’t always have to do with money at all, but can be giving people other valuable resources such as time.
There are many ways to help others indeed, and several don’t have to do with financial resources or those who lack basic needs. Trivial and random situations, such as giving friendly advice/tips to travelers in a foreign country can help them have a much better experience; these situations offer simple and easy opportunities for generosity which glorify God.
I am convinced that the most beautiful words on the topic of generosity in the world are in the Bible. Our amazing Lord has guaranteed that being generous will make us happy once we practice it. Always keeping in mind that if we do in secret as Matthew 6:3 relays, then God will reward our generosity.
Here Are 12 Important Bible Verses About Generosity:
1. Malachi 3:10:
10 “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts,“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”
2. Proverbs 22:9:
9 “He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.”
3. 2 Corinthians 9:6-9:
6 “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:“He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.”
4. Acts 20:35:
35 “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.’ ”
5. Matthew 7:11-12:
11 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
6. Mark 10:21:
21 “Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
7. Daniel 4:27:
27 “Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.”
8. Exodus 35:4-5:
4 “And Moses spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the Lord commanded, saying: 5 ‘Take from among you an offering to the Lord. Whoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it as an offering to the Lord: gold, silver, and bronze.”
9. 1 John 3:17:
17 “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?”
10. James 2:14-17:
14 “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
11. Proverbs 11:25:
25 “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.”
12. Isaiah 32:8:
8 “But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand.”
I hope you enjoyed these Bible verses about generosity!