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When giving, do it with honesty and discreetness, with concern and kindness, with sincerity and compassion. If it's been purposed in the heart to sell something and give all the funds to the poor, do so without holding any back (Acts 5:4.) If purposed to give half, give half. Stay within the purpose and always be alert and aware.
Romans 00321 12:6 - 8
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; (12:7) Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; (12:8) Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
2nd Corinthians 00143 8:11 - 12
Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have. (8:12) For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
2nd Corinthians 00163 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Acts 00140 5:4
Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
GIVING: Give a gift of what you have, $5, $10, $20, $50, food, time, or material will go far to help a neighbor near or far. Try this, sell what you don't want of what you have, and then sell what you don't need of what you have, and give the funds directly to the poor, Luke 00846 19:8. Always be alert and aware.
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