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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8436 giving, of possessions
8436 giving, of possessions

8436 giving, of possessions

Making one’s possession available for God’s service in the way in which he directs, as a practical recognition that all possessions come from him.

Ministries that require the giving of material possessions

The relief of the poor Pr 28:27 See also Lev 25:25; Dt 15:7-8; Isa 58:7; Mt 19:21 pp Mk 10:21 pp Lk 18:22; Lk 12:33; Ro 12:13; Gal 2:10

The support of God’s servants 1Ti 5:17-18 See also Nu 3:48; Nu 5:9; 2Ki 4:8-10; Mt 10:10; Gal 6:6; Php 4:15-18

The care of widows and orphans Jas 1:27 See also Dt 26:12; Ru 2:5-12; 1Ti 5:3-4

Motives for the giving of material possessions

Obedience to God 2Co 9:7 See also Ex 30:11-16; Lev 12:6-8; Dt 14:28; Mal 3:8-10; Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25; Ro 13:6-7

Gratitude for God’s generosity 1Ch 29:14 See also Ge 28:20-22; Dt 26:9-10; 1Sa 1:27-28

Love for others 1Jn 3:17 See also 2Ch 28:15; Mt 7:9-11; Lk 10:33-35

The manner of giving material possessions

Willingly and cheerfully Mt 10:8 See also Ex 25:2; Ex 35:5,22; 2Ki 12:4; 1Ch 29:6,9,17; 2Ch 24:10; 2Ch 35:7-9; Ezr 8:28; 2Co 8:11-12

Unostentatiously Mt 6:1-4

Regularly 1Co 16:2

Generously Ex 36:5; Nu 7:13; 1Ch 29:3-4; Lk 6:38; 2Co 8:2-3; 1Ti 6:18

God measures his people’s giving

With a reckoning different from the world’s 2Ch 6:8; Mk 12:41-44 pp Lk 21:1-4

With regard for people’s capacity to give Lev 14:30; Lev 27:8; Dt 16:17; Ezr 2:69; Ac 11:29; 2Co 8:12

God rewards the giver appropriately

Php 4:18-19 See also 2Ch 31:10; Pr 11:25; Pr 22:9; Pr 28:27; Ecc 11:1 encouragement to be enterprising in giving; Isa 58:10; Mt 10:42; Mt 25:34-36; Lk 16:9; Ac 20:35; 2Co 9:6

God’s reward overwhelming the giver Pr 3:9-10 See also Mal 3:10; Lk 6:38

God’s giving: the model for his people’s giving

Mt 10:8 See also 2Co 8:8-9; 2Co 9:15

See also

1330God, the provider
5325gifts
5446poverty
5679dowry
5809compassion, human
5909motives, importance
7402offerings
8206Christlikeness
8260generosity
8488tithing
8676thanksgiving
8767hypocrisy

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