"He's solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul" Psalm 62:1-2 (MSG).
Bible Verses on Living Generously
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 ESV If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,8 but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.
Psalm 37:21 ESV The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives
Psalm 37:26 ESV He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.
Psalm 41:1 ESV Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him
Psalm 112:5 ESV It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.
Proverbs 11:24 ESV One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Proverbs 11:25 ESV Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Proverbs 19:17 ESV Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Proverbs 21:13 ESV Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
Proverbs 22:9 ESV Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
Matthew 10:42 ESV
And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
Luke 21:1-4 ESV Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box,2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.3 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them.4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Acts 10:1-2 ESV At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort,2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
Acts 20:35 ESV
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we musthelp the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Acts 28:7 ESV
Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for three days.
Romans 12:8 ESV
the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:11-13 ESV You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.13 By their approval of this service, they[a]will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,
1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
Hebrews 13:2 ESV
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
1 John 3:17 ESV
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yetcloses his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?