Spiritual Gifts: Giving
Romans 12:8 describes giving as a spiritual gift.
Whoever has the gift of giving to help others should give generously.
But it is also something that all Christians are called to do. Proverbs 11:25 says, Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped. Proverbs 22:9 says, A generous person will be blessed because he shares his food with the poor.
A person who has the spiritual gift of giving uses the money and possessions that God has blessed them with, to bless others. The gift of giving might include things like this: giving to missions, sponsoring children in developing countries, giving to the poor, practicing hospitality, etc. You can be generous, even if you're a student and don't have much money. You can share your lunch with someone who forgot theirs, you can donate to charities, you can invite someone over for dinner (check with your folks). It's not how much you give that it's important, but your attitude when you give. In Mark 12:41-44 Jesus and his disciples were in the temple. They watched as many wealthy men put large amounts of money in the offering. Then a poor widow put in two small coins. Jesus said she had given more than all the rest because they put in their spare money, but she put in all she had. Even if you don't have much, give generously.
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