Monday, September 30, 2013

Giving in the Bible Part 2: Attitudes & Thanksgiving

This is Part 2 in a 3-post series on Giving. You can check out Part 1 here.

Giving and Our Attitudes
1 Chronicles 29:17...We are to give willingly
Psalm 37:21...righteous people give generously
Proverbs 3:27-28...Don't delay in giving
Proverbs 21:26...The righteous give without sparing
Matthew 6:1-4...We are to secretly give to the needy.
1 Corinthians 13:3...Giving is meaningless, without love. 
2 Corinthians 9:5&7...Gifts should be given generously & thoughtfully...not grudgingly or reluctantly.
Luke 14:33...We are to give up everything to be Christ's disciples.
Thanksgiving
We are to give thanks to God. See multiple places in Scripture like: 1 Chronicles 16:34-35, 1 Chronicles 29:13, Psalm 7:17, Psalm 9:1,Psalm 119:62, (and many more Psalms I'm not including)
Jesus gave thanks. See Matthew 15:36, Matthew 26:26-27, Mark 8:6, Mark 14:22-23, Luke 22:19, Luke 24:30, John 6:23.
Romans 14:6 Give thanks for food.
1 Thessalonians 5:18...Give thanks always

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