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Liberality

Outline

 

1. The Spirit of True Liberality

2. The Basic Motive

3. The duty of the Rich

4. Unpretentious Giving

5. Blessings that Accrue to Liberality

 

1. The Spirit of True Liberality

 

Isaiah 32:8 But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity.

 

Proverbs 22:9 Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.

 

Romans 12:8 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

 

2. The Basic Motive

 

1 Corinthians 13:3 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.

 

3. The duty of the Rich

 

1 Timothy 6:17-18 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

 

4. Unpretentious Giving

 

Matthew 6:1 “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.

 

5. Blessings that Accrue to Liberality

 

Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the Lord with your wealth  and with the best part of everything you produce. 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.

 

Proverbs 11:25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

 

Proverbs 28:27 Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/28/2010