Quotes about Giving-General
Watch lest prosperity destroy generosity.
There cannot be a surer rule, nor a stronger exhortation to the observance of it, than when we are taught that all the endowments which we possess are divine deposits entrusted to us for the very purpose of being distributed for the good of our neighbour.
You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Charity is, indeed, a great thing, and a gift of God, and when it is rightly ordered likens us to God Himself, as far as that is possible; for it is charity which makes the man.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Giving is a “grace” as it demonstrates that God has met your needs and that His grace has inclined you to give to others.
Integrity and Ministry by Kent Hughes taken from 2 Corinthians by Kent Hughes, copyright 2006, Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton Illinois 60187, www.crosswaybooks.org, p. 40.
True generosity is not the prerogative of those who enjoy an adequacy of means. The most genuine liberality is frequently displayed by those who have least to give. Christian giving is estimated in terms not of quantity but of sacrifice.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
Generosity is impossible apart from our love of God and of His people. But with such love, generosity not only is possible but inevitable.
God made all of His creation to give. He made the sun, the moon, the stars, the clouds, the earth, the plants to give. He also designed His supreme creation, man, to give. But fallen man is the most reluctant giver in all of God’s creation.
There are three kinds of giving: grudge giving, duty giving, and thanksgiving. Grudge giving says, “I have to”; duty giving says, “I ought to”; thanksgiving says, “I want to” (Robert Rodenmeyer).
What you receive from life will be greatly determined by what you give in life. You’ve got to put something in to get something out.
Copied from: Pastor Driven Stewardship: 10 Steps to Lead Your Church to Biblical Giving by Rod Rogers, © 2006, p. 87. Used by permission of Rod Rogers – www.DynamicGiving.com. All rights reserved.
Giving is true having.
Our giving is but a reflex of God’s giving.
Copied from: Pleasures Evermore: The Life-Changing Power of Knowing God by Sam Storms, © 2000, p. 64. Used by permission of NavPress – www.navpress.org. All rights reserved. Get this book!
Christian giving is to be marked by self-sacrifice and self-forgetfulness, not by self-congratulation.
A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.
When it comes to giving until it hurts, most people have a very low threshold of pain.
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.