Generosity vs. Stinginess

GENEROUS PLANTING PRECEDES GENEROUS HARVEST

2 Cor 9:6                Remember this– a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.

7              You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully.

8              And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. (NLT)

STINGINESS LEADS TO POVERTY

Prov 11:24            It is possible to give freely and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything. (NLT)

STINGINESS IS REBUKED BY THE MASTER

Matt 26:7               During supper, a woman came in with a beautiful jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head.

8              The disciples were indignant when they saw this. “What a waste of money,” they said.

9              “She could have sold it for a fortune and given the money to the poor.”

10           But Jesus replied, “Why berate her for doing such a good thing to me? (NLT)

LIBERALITY IN GIVING LEADS TO PROSPERITY

Prov 11:25            The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (NLT)


		
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