Giving

Jesus anointed with perfume - Mark 14:1 – 14:9 (commentary)

Two days before the Feast of the Passover, which was about the 14th of April, the Sanhedrin was gathered at the house of Caiaphas to discuss when and how they might put Jesus to death (v. 1). This last act of Jesus’ life was to take place in a city crammed with Jews who …

Paul’s Plan to Visit Rome - Romans 15:20 – 15:29 (commentary)

Paul had not been hindered in going to Rome because of Satanic opposition or physical obstacles, but by the challenge of completing his work right where he was. He was the type of person who finished one job before he started another one. Paul had a desire for many years to go to …

How to Giving? - Matthew 6:1 – 6:4 (commentary)

Jesus warns that to give gifts to the poor and needy just to be seen of men has no reward from the Father in heaven. The Pharisees made a great show of their giving in the synagogues and on the streets thinking they were proving how spiritual they were. Jesus says that a person’s …

The People Gave More Money Than Needed For Their Building Project - Exodus 36:1 – 36:7 (commentary)

Bezalel and Oholiab became the foreman for the project of building the tabernacle. They delegated certain jobs to every skilled person to whom the Lord has given ability (v. 2). It is amazing to see the people so willing to participate with both labor and materials.In fact Benzal …

The People Gave What They Could - Ezra 2:59 – 2:70 (commentary)

An account was kept of the families that came up out of captivity. See how sin lowers a nation, which righteousness would exalt! (vv. 36-63). Those who undervalue their relation to the Lord in times of reproach, persecution, or distress, will have no benefit from it when it becom …

Paul Shares About Giving - Acts 20:32 – 20:38 (commentary)

As Paul was about to leave Ephesus he was reminding the flock that they would not be defenseless because God would still be there. Also they had God’s Word, and if they would cultivate a knowledge of God and His Word they would become strong. His Word has strengthening powe …

Offerings of the leaders - Numbers 7:1 – 7:89 (commentary)

This chapter points back to a month earlier when the tabernacle had just been completed and dedicated. In preparation for the move from Sinai to the Promised Land the tribal leaders brought to the Lord gifts of six wagons and 12 oxen (vv. 1-3). These, they said, were to be at the …

Servants of the Lord deserve to be supported by His people - Numbers 18:20 – 18:32 (commentary)

The principle emphasized in this passage is clear and is often given in Scripture. Those who serve the Lord and His people should be supported from the material blessings God gives to His people. An example is where Jesus said “The laborer is worthy of his hire” (Luke 1 …

Giving of Money and Time - I Corinthians 16:1 – 16:12 (commentary)

In this passage, Paul answers a question the Corinthian believers had asked about a collection he was taking for the poor and then shares his personal travel plans. The Corinthians had apparently heard from the Galatian churches that he was taking an offering for the poor in Je …

The Widow’s Offering - Luke 21:1 – 21:4 (commentary)

From the offering of this poor widow we learn that what we rightly give for the relief of the poor, and the support of God’s worship, is given unto God. We learn about a woman who understood the principle of giving. God doesn’t call us to give for the sake of giving. Givi …