|2 Corinthians 9:6-9 |
6 But this I say, He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.1
7 Let every man give according to what he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make grace abound toward you; so that you may always be self sufficient in all things, and will have an abundance for every good work;
1 Fundamental to being a Christian is to love your neighbor, and to particularly love those who are brothers in the faith. Sharing with others to relieve their lack of necessities for life, is a fundamental work of repentance from you past selfish behavior. To be successful in your spiritual journey, you must learn to cheerfully give to others from your excess. This does not mean tithing. This does not mean giving to ministers who ask for money, which money might be partially used by the minister for his income. This means giving to those in need; either privately, or if in a body of believers, giving to a specific cause collectively. A Warning from the Lord! "You must distribute liberally." See the many scriptures that reference The Necessity of Giving to the Poor.