33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor; provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
|2 Corinthians 9:9||Matthew 6:1-4|
1 "Take heed that you do not give to the poor in the presence of men, to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 Therefore when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have admiration from men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward.
3 But when you give, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 That your giving may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret, will himself reward you. [Your giving will always be private, not public. But, when you have been delivered (freed) from the sins and evil in your heart, God's light will shine forth in your heart, to guide your thoughts, words, and works, so that the world may see many of your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.]
|Proverbs 19:17,21:13,22:9,28:27 |
17 He who has pity upon the poor lends to the LORD, and the Lord will repay what he has given.
13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, shall cry himself, but shall not be heard [in Hell].
9 He who has a bountiful eye shall be blessed for he gives of his bread to the poor.
27 He who gives to the poor shall not lack, but he that hides his eyes [from those in need] shall have many a curse.