Verses For Offering In The Bible
In the Bible, you will find many verses that talk about how important offering is and how it can bring blessings. Giving to God is one way we can honour him and show love for our Saviour. You may want to read what God has to say about giving by scrolling through these scripture passages:
Malachi 3:10 NIV
Malachi 3:10 says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” The Lord will pour out his blessings on the heads of righteous people. He won’t abandon his people, even if they’re wicked like a dog returns to its vomit or a sow that hasn’t learned from its mistakes and eats from its own feces again and again.
Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV)
- “Honour the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
The Bible says that God is good. He loves you, and he wants to reward you for being faithful. When you give him what belongs to him (your money), he will reward you by blessing your life in ways that are beyond what any earthly treasure could give.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NIV)
- “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; as it is written: “He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,” so that through His being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, they might be abundantly enriched in your giving thanks.” (2 Cor 9:7-10)
- “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God abide in him? Dear children! Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.” (1 Jn 3:17-18)
Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)
Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)
Give to the LORD the first fruits of all your produce.
Deuteronomy 16:16-17 (NLT)
When you give to the poor, do it because of your heart and not just because of your wallet. It is good to share with others and be generous, kind and compassionate. You should be happy when your friends are happy, and sad when they’re sad too!
Matthew 6:21 (NIV)
Give to God what belongs to God, and give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar.
- Give to God what is God’s: Tithes and offerings are meant for Him, not the church. They go directly into His treasury (Malachi 3:8). The offering plate at church is not a “second tithe.” The first tenth goes straight into your own home budget or savings account. If you have no money in either place then consider selling some stuff or taking out a loan before giving an offering that could be used for something else–like paying bills or buying groceries! Offering money gives glory back to God by acknowledging His Lordship over all things; we must show our devotion by offering what rightfully belongs at His feet as an act of obedience (Psalm 50:7; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Cor 9:5). With that said…
- Give Caesar what is his: Taxes are owed by citizens living inside these borders whether they like it or not! We need roads on which we can drive safely without running into trees every few seconds (or worse yet–someone else’s car), police officers who will protect us from criminals if they choose assault rather than robbery when deciding where they want their next meal ticket coming from, firefighters so when there’s an emergency we aren’t left sitting around waiting for someone else who might come along eventually but probably won’t get here until tomorrow morning since everyone knows how hard it would be finding something useful right now anyway…you get my point! So if you don’t want your house burned down tomorrow while sleeping peacefully tonight then consider helping these people out with taxes instead of skimping out on giving them any more funds than necessary today(and remember: those tax dollars aren’t just being wasted away somehow because nobody thinks about them anymore after getting paid).
Proverbs 11:24 Roman 12 New International Version (NIV)
Proverbs 11:24 NIV
“The person who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but one who turns a blind eye will get many curses.”
1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.”
John 3 New International Version (NIV)
John 3:16-17 (New International Version)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
- John 3:16-18 (New International Version)
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done through God.”
Give even if it means you have to give what you need most.
Now is the time to give what you have to give, even if it means giving up what you need most. Give your most valuable possession. If necessary, offer your own body as a living sacrifice. This is the kind of sacrifice that pleases God and brings Him glory.
The Bible is full of passages that encourage us to give, and the results are always worth it. Giving opens up your heart and mind to God’s generosity in your life. And if you have any doubts about whether or not a particular verse applies to you or your situation today, just ask yourself this question: “What Would Jesus Do?”