Scriptures That Impel & Inspire
Us To Pursue Generosity
“And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God” (Lev. 22:23).
Blessed is the one who considers the poor (Psalm 41:1)!
For you will render to a man according to his work (Psalm 62:12).
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation (Psalm 68:5).
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice (Psalm 112:5).
Whoever is kind to the needy honors God (Proverbs 14:31).
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed (Proverbs 19:17).
Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard (Isaiah 58:6-8).
Did not your father eat and drink and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him. He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? declares the LORD."
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy (Matthew 5:7).
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33).
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12).
Freely you have received; freely give (Matthew 10:8).
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” (Acts 20:35).
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God (2 Corinthians 4:15).
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith (Galatians 6:10).
Be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32).
Whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord (Ephesians 6:8).
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:4).
But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior (Philippians 3:20).
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves (James 1:22).
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you (James 1:27).
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead (James 2:14-17).
If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? (1 John 3:17).
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18).