12 Reasons It Pays To Be Generous

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Proverbs 11:24 KJV, CEV, NLT

Psalm 37:21 MSG

2 Samuel 12:4 MSG

Proverbs 23:6 NLT

Proverbs 28:22 NIV

1.  If you want to expand your horizon and increase your opportunities, then you must be a giver.

Proverbs 11:24 MSG

2.  There are scriptural benefits to being generous.

Deuteronomy 15:10 NLT, MSG

3.  So what’s the best way to get through difficult times?  I can assure you it isn’t a one time stimulus gift from the government?  How do you see your way through a financial crisis?

Psalm 112:4 NLT

4.  When everyone else is getting bad news from their employer. . .the news media or Wall Street. . .those who are generous are getting good news.

Psalm 112:5 NLT

5.  There is only one way to limit the money that comes into your hand. . .and it has nothing to do with your circumstances, situations or problems.

2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT

6.  The scripture is clear:  a person who does not give generously. . .one who holds onto what they perceive to be all they have because of the current financial uncertainty . . . will only find greater economic distress.  There is only one way for a fresh wind to blow in your finances.

Proverbs 11:25 NLT

7.  Generosity guarantees that your needs will be met. . .and that you will have enough left over to bless others.

2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT

2 Corinthians 9:11 NLT

8.  God is the ultimate giver.  He will be sure we receive in response to how we provide those good things for others.

1Timothy 6:18 NLT

9.  What makes a person a devout believer?

Acts 10:2 NLT

10.  Your generosity always provides immediate benefits with a guaranteed return.

Ecclesiastes 11:1 MSG

11.  When you’re generous God will make available to you the only bank that will never default or be taken over by the government.

Luke 12:33 MSG

12.  Your generosity also has a long-term value greater than any 401K plan or investment.

2 Corinthians 9:7-9 NLT, AMP, MSG

Romans 5:3 MSG

2 Corinthians 8:1 MSG

Ruth 2:11 MSG