8262 generosity, human

8262 generosity, human

Believers should be generous in their dealings with others, following the example of God himself.

Motivations for generosity

God’s example 2Co 8:7-9 See also 1Jn 3:16-18

God’s dealings with believers Eph 4:32-5:2 See also Mt 10:7-8; Mt 18:21-35

Demonstrations of generosity

In material giving Ac 4:32-37 See also Lev 25:35; Dt 15:7-8; Mt 5:42; Mt 19:21; 2Co 8:3; 2Co 9:5

In support of God’s work Php 4:16 See also Ex 36:5; Nu 7:13-17; 1Ch 28:14-18; 1Ch 29:9; 2Ch 31:9-10; Mk 12:41-44 pp Lk 21:1-4; Gal 6:6; 1Ti 5:17-18

In worship Mt 26:6-7 See also Ex 35:22; 1Ki 3:4; 1Ki 8:63; 2Ch 1:6; 2Ch 5:6; Ezr 6:9; Ro 12:1-2; Php 2:17

In acts of mercy Lk 10:33-35 See also 2Ki 6:22; 2Ch 28:15

In giving presents 1Ki 10:13 See also Ge 24:53; Ge 32:17-21; Ge 45:21-23; 2Ki 5:5; 2Ki 8:9

Meanness and covetousness the opposites of generosity

Ecc 5:13 See also 2Sa 12:2-4; Isa 43:23-24; Mic 2:2; Mal 3:8-9; Mt 25:45; Lk 12:15

Generosity rewarded

Mal 3:10 See also Ps 37:25-26; Ps 112:5,9; Pr 11:24-25; Pr 22:9; Isa 58:10; Lk 6:38; 2Co 9:6-9; Gal 6:9-10

See also

1335blessing
5446poverty
5765attitudes to people
5806compassion
5856extravagance
5907miserliness
6652forgiveness
6686mercy
7402offerings
8292love
8434giving
8445hospitality

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