Generosity

Abundant Provision of Harvest - Psalms 65:9 – 65:13 (commentary)

It seems that the psalmist is inspired to write about the abundant harvest and give thanks to God. He summarizes the generosity of God’s care of the land (v. 9), and develops the theme of blessing on the land (vv. 10-13).God’s rain showers prepare the land for production (v. 10). …

God Helps Those Who Help Others - Psalms 72:12 – 72:20 (commentary)

Solomon reigned in what has been referred to as Israel’s golden age. He built the magnificent temple, and even the pots and pans in the kitchen were made of gold. However he had pity on the poor and the weak and helped everyone who was poor and needy (vv. 12-13). He cared f …

Boundries of the tribes - Numbers 34:1 – 34:29 (commentary)

God had already given the eastern bank of Jordan to the two and one-half tribes. In those days there were no survey crews with scientific instruments for determining the property lines. People cited towns and geographical features when they wanted to determine boundaries. The Jew …

All we Really Have is What we Give - Proverbs 11:22 – 11:25 (commentary)

You can be sure that all crooks will be punished, but God’s people won’t (v. 21). A beautiful woman is compared to an ugly pig (v.22). Israelite women often wore rings for outward adorning like earrings are worn today. How foolish it would be to suppose a nose ring would be …

The Cheerful Giver - II Corinthians 9:6 – 9:15 (commentary)

In these verses Paul points out principles found in the Word of God as well as those drawn from experience to show why and how we are to give. The givers are blessed (vv. 6-10).The receivers needs are met (vv. 11-12).The Lord receives glory (vv. 13-15). …

Dealing With The Problem of Hospitality - III John 1:1 – 1:8 (commentary)

This letter talks about having an attitude of generosity and dealing with the problem of hospitality and specifically to those who are refusing to give it to brothers in Christ. The bond of affection between John and Gaius is based on the truth of God’s Word (v. 1). Gaius was ev …