Let nothing move you… Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper… His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Thanks for the great list. One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2) Your best involves giving God your first of … We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Serve the Lord in your work by working hard for Him. Commentators suggest that the psalmist has in view the exodus from Egypt and conquest of Canaan. Over and over, God tells us to be generous people. All the verses are from NIV. 2. 11 He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. Thanks. We were amazed at their generosity! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Christmas is nothing more than a method to make money off of people by the use of religion. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works,ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. Christians can turn to the Scriptures to express gratitude toward friends and family members, for the Lord is good, and his kindness is everlasting. It’s good to not go overboard during the holidays, but it’s also a good thing to show others you care – gift or no gift. H R ‣ But, I think giving gifts is actually one way you can say “I love you” to someone. ‣ 14 And so with deep affection they will pray for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown you. By no means! Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. I was asked to be a speaker at a Woman’s Ministry dinner. God sent His Son Jesus for ONE PURPOSE and that was to save our SPIRITUAL DEATH and nothing else.. Thank you again and may God continue to richly bless your. Proverbs 11:25 The generous soul will Brandon, I agree that holidays have been largely commercialized. Giving - There are 76 verses using Giving in 34 books. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. ‣ For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”. Throughout the Bible God calls his people to remember and celebrate. I found this to be a powerful list about how blessed we will be when we give. Giving is about shareing in love and rejoiceing in our Lord Jesus Christ. So I have started teaching and praying directly concerning giving. … 2. The Generous Disposition And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”. No matter what your profession or occupation – whether you’re a parent, a bus driver, an artist or an engineer – God cares about your work. ‣ Stephanie. Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. Here are ten key points about work drawn from the Bible. A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. And he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” When he had called her, she stood before him. David the king also rejoiced greatly. God can and does answer prayer but He only guarantees that “He will never leave you nor forsake you”, and that is through good times and bad times. Answer: The Bible is filled with commands to give thanks to God (Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 118:1; 1 Chronicles 16:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). He doesn’t exaggerate. Then listen to what HE says: ” …and PROVE me herewith, saith the LORD of hosts., if I will not open you the windows of heaven , and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” Jesus is telling you what to do-bring in all the tithes into the storehouses all that you can , that there will be meat in mine house and PROVE me herewith………if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing so abundant , that there shall NOT be room enough to receive it!” Jesus doesn’t lie. You must first refuse to give yourself to your own desires and lusts. ... Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. So that your giving may be in secret. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints— and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.