What does the Bible say about giving to those who ask?
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him. that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. The World English Bible translates the passage as: Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn.
What is the meaning of Matthew 5 40?
If one has faith in God one should not be afraid to lose all materials possessions, for even if it leads to great hardship on Earth, they will be properly rewarded by God. Nolland interprets this verse as referring to a specific case of someone extremely poor, who has nothing but his clothing to be sued for.
What is the meaning of Matthew 5 41?
Thomas Aquinas wrote that this verse implies that it is reasonable to follow laws that are unjust, but argued that laws that are unconscionable must not be obeyed. The word here translated as mile refers to the Roman definition of 1000 paces, slightly shorter than a modern mile.
What does the Bible say about donating money?
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
How does Paul’s description of himself as a true apostle relate to his request for money for the poor from the Corinthians?
The parallel I see in how Paul perceives himself and his request for money from the Corinthians, is that he works very hard by choice, and the glory is to God for how He has been able to use Paul—not for Paul’s benefit, but to spread the teachings of Jesus. Doing this is more important than anything.
What does the Bible say about responsibility to family?
“Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” “Honor your father and mother.”
Where in the Bible does it say to take care of family first?
Then you go all the way back to 1 Timothy 5:8, I believe it is, and it says to take care of your own household first. Your first goal after the tithe is take care of your household. Then above that to support other ministries and other things with your giving.
How can you help financially irresponsible family members?
8 Ways to Help Family Members in Financial Trouble
- Give a Cash Gift.
- Make a Personal Loan.
- Co-sign a Loan.
- Create a Bill-Paying Plan.
- Provide Employment.
- Give Non-Cash Assistance.
- Prepay Bills.
- Help Find Local Resources.