Give Because God Is Good

What motivates people to give? What motivates you to give? Sometimes it is hard to figure out why we open our wallets when a need is presented, but we always do. I admit that I am touched by stories of people who have great need. Or by the presentation of a missionary in a foreign land or an ordinary person who has laid down their life to serve others; Mother Teresa comes to mind here. Good people give! Even this Scripture confirms that. “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.” Matthew 12:35

But we also give just because we know that God is good. And after all, we were created in the image of God. When our hearts are filled with the goodness of God, we will give from that goodness. Here are some verses for you to ponder which illustrate the goodness of God.

  • God wants to bless your work. (Deuteronomy 28:12)
  • God wants to make your work increase and prosper. (Deuteronomy 30:9)
  • God will keep His promises to you. (Joshua 21:45)
  • The Lord’s mercy endures forever. (Ezra 3:11)
  • The Lord wants to put His good hand upon you. (Nehemiah 2:8)
  • God is good and upright. (Psalm 25:8, Psalm 34:8, Psalm 100:5)
  • God does that which is good. (Psalm 119:68)
  • God wants to show you His loving kindness. (Psalm 69:16)
  • God is good to the pure in heart. (Psalm 73:1)
  • God wants to give every good thing to you. (Psalm 84:11)
  • God wants to give you good things and increase your business. (Psalm 85:12)
  • God will be abundant in mercy toward you. (Psalm 86:5)
  • God wants to give good gifts to you. (Matthew 7:11)
  • God is gracious and compassionate. (Exodus 33:19, Exodus 34:6)
  • God wants to bless you. (Psalm 21:3)
  • God wants to allow His goodness to be with you always. (Psalm 23:6)
  • God prepares good things for those who fear Him. (Psalm 31:19)
  • God gives the power to get wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
  • God gives strength and power to His people. (Psalm 68:35)
  • God gives life to the world. (John 6:33)
  • God gives us richly all things to enjoy. (1 Timothy 6:17)
  • God has the power to do anything. (Isaiah 40:21-22)
  • God has the power to create something from nothing. (Psalm 33:6-9)
  • God is sovereign and there is nothing too hard for Him. (Jeremiah 32:17-19)

Content © Rich Brott, 2011

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