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Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
Then Jesus said to the man who had invited Him, "When you host a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return, and you will be repaid. . . .
I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings.
On hearing this, Jesus told him, "You still lack one thing: Sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me."
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, half of my possessions I give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will repay it fourfold."
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him whatever he needs. . . .
Moreover, this will be my salvation, for no godless man can appear before Him. . . .
Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.
He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be lifted high in honor.
He who oppresses the poor taunts their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors Him.
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.
Ecclesiastes 11:1, 2
Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. . . .
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your home, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? . . .
Therefore, may my advice be pleasing to you, O king. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Be careful not to perform your righteous acts before men to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. . . .
Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .
The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have Me.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which is translated as Dorcas), who was always occupied with works of kindness and charity. . . .
Acts 10:31, 32
and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been remembered before God. . . .
So the disciples, each according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.
After several years, then, I returned to Jerusalem to bring alms to my people and to present offerings.
2 Corinthians 8:7-9, 12
But just as you excel in everything--in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness, and in the love we inspired in you--see that you also excel in this grace of giving. . . .
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Consider this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. . . .
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.
God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown for His name as you have ministered to the saints and continue to do so.
And do not neglect to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith, but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? . . .
1 John 3:16, 17
By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. . . .
of such things as ye have.
The voice spoke to him a second time: "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
I am convinced and fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for him it is unclean. . . .
1 Timothy 4:4, 5
For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected, . . .
To the pure, all things are pure; but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Indeed, both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
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