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There is, therefore, now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, He saves those who are crushed in spirit.
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 …for God so loved the world, He gave!
Psalm 115:14 …it's the Lord who gives you increase more and more
James 1:17 …every good and perfect gift we have comes from above
1 Timothy 6:17 …it’s God who gives us richly all things to enjoy
Deuteronomy 8:18 ...for it is God who gives you power to obtain wealth
1 Corinthians 3:7 ...one plants and one waters, but it’s God who gives the increase
2 Corinthians 9:8-12
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion.
"Give and it shall be given back to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over...
1. Generosity gives you a heart like God’s
Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind...
2. Generosity increases humility
Deuteronomy 8:2 (NLT)
Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove or reveal your character…
3. Generosity breaks the back of selfishness
1 Timothy 6:17-18
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share.