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Are you stingy and miserly? Here are 5 scriptures to help
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Article By J.C. Culligan // EEW Magazine Giving
Posted April 20, 2017
Photo: Getty/Blend Images JGI/Jamie Grill
When we hear the word stingy, we usually get a visual of some little kid who doesn’t want to share
their
toys. But it’s not just kids who are unwilling to share; there are grown folks who just aren’t
willing to give anything away.

People are stingy with their time, with their money, and with their blessings in general. If you haven’t
got it in your head yet that we are blessed so that we can share that blessing with others, here are
5 scriptures you need to read:

    Hebrews 13:16 (ESV)- “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such
    sacrifices are pleasing to God.” One of the greatest sacrifices we can give the Lord, aside
    from committing our lives to Him, is the sacrifice of our wants for the needs of others. Being
    selfless is an act of love that pleases Him!

    Luke 3:11 (ESV)- “And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who
    has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” You are not required to give away what
    you don’t have, but when you have more than enough, share the extra with someone in
    need. For example: if you got a raise at work, but know of someone who could use the money
    more than you, bless them with a portion of your newfound wealth.  

    Luke 6:38 (NLT) “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down,
    shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount
    you give will determine the amount you get back.” Blessed and highly favored are those who
    gladly give to others! The Lord rewards then openhanded, because their generosity delights
    Him.

    2 Corinthians 9:7 (NLT)- “You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t
    give reluctantly or in response to pressure. ‘For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.’”
    Only you can decide what you are and are not willing to give. Don’t feel pressured or
    obligated to give people everything. The Lord isn’t asking you to let yourself be taken
    advantage of, but don’t hold back from every request for a donation of your time, money, etc.
    Gladly be willing to assist someone in need, not just for the recipient’s pleasure, but for the
    Lord’s.

    Proverbs 19:17 (NIV)- “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward
    them for what they have done.” Give, keeping in mind that you are not only serving man, but
    that you are serving the Lord (Colossians 3:23). God will not overlook your good deeds, and
    will reward you accordingly if you give with the right spirit.

So put on a smile and be a blessing to someone! Be a living example of God’s love and kindness.
Cut time out of your day to visit a friend in need, send a meal to a family who’s fallen on hard times,
donate to a charity.

Whatever you do, do it for the Lord, and with a cheerful spirit.
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