20 Bible Verses About Giving and Sharing
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about giving and sharing. The basis of Christ’s ministry is built on love and charity. Christ emphatically stated that among the commandments, love is the greatest. He told us to love God with our soul and mind. Also, he stated that the second like it is loving our neighbors as ourselves. Christ understands that man can’t live and thrive in isolation, man will always need the help of another man. Even if God was to help any man, He would not descend from heaven, He will increase the capacity of another and put it in his heart to help the needy.
As believers, we must cultivate the habit of giving and sharing. There is something that we have that others lack and if we claim that we love God, we must show love to our neighbors. You don’t have to wait until your neighbor knocks on your door to beg for something, you are in the capacity to give that thing if you notice they lack it. To help us understand the concept of giving and sharing, we have compiled a list of 20 Bible verses about giving and sharing. We hope these bible verses help you understand why and how you can give and share.
1. Acts 20:35
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.’”
2. Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
3. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
4. Luke 6:37-38
Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
5. Deuteronomy 15:7-8
“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, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.
6. Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.
7. Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
8. Proverbs 11:24-25
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
9. Mathew 10:8
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
10. Proverbs 3:9
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
11. Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
12. Psalm 37:21
The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;
13. Psalm 104:28
When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
14. Luke 21:1-4
Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
15. Matthew 6:1-4
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
16. Proverbs 3:27
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
17. Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
18. 1 Corinthians 13:2-4
If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.
19. Luke 3:11
John replied “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”
20. Isaiah 58:7
Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
Conclusively, we are made to help other people. We must understand that as believers we are not the owner of the things we possess. God has only kept them in our care to take care of other people who lack. We must endeavor to share and give to people. There is no real happiness until it is shared and nothing is more satisfying than being the cause of others’ happiness.