Quotes for Topic: Giving-general
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.
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.
Reference: 1 Corinthians, Moody, 1984, p. 456.
Giving is a “grace” as it demonstrates that God has met your needs and that His grace has inclined you to give to others.
Reference: 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.
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).
Reference: Quoted in John Blanchard, Gathered Gold, Evangelical Press, 1984, p. 113.
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.
Reference: 2 Corinthians, Eerdmans, www.eerdmans.com, 1962, p. 288.
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.
Reference: 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.
Our giving is but a reflex of God’s giving.
Reference: 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!