As we’re growing into maturity in handling our money, the question of giving inevitably comes up.

Some may say, “Why would I give money away when I’m trying to achieve financial goals?”

After learning about what the Bible has to say about money, I say, “Why wouldn’t I give money away when I’m trying to achieve goals – and always?”

I’m not going to expand on all of these, but the benefits to you of giving money away are vast.  Also, I’m going to limit this list to Scripture – what the Bible promises.  I believe there are other benefits to giving not explicitly mentioned in Scripture, but for this list we’ll limit it to Scripture.

Note: I’m not a Biblical scholar; I’m just going to share what the text says.  Some of these are related to tithing, some to giving to the poor, but all about giving your money away.  Some of this may sound like prosperity teaching depending on your personal context, but it’s all straight from Scripture, and I believe what the Bible says.

Benefits of giving:

– You’ll prosper  (Proverbs 11:25)

– God himself will bless you (Malachi 3:10)

– God will protect your household/income (“rebuke the devourer”/”crops…guard[ed] from insects and disease) (Malachi 3:11)

– You’ll be free from a curse (Malachi 3:9)

– You’ll become more wealthy (Proverbs 11:24)

– You’ll become more like God.  He’s a giver, and we come closer to His image when we give. (John 3:16)

– God will repay you (Proverbs 19:17)

– You’ll be blessed (Proverbs 22:9)

– You will lack nothing (Proverbs 28:27)

– God will be pleased (2 Corinthians 9:7, Hebrews 13:16)

– God will reward you (Matthew 6:4)

– You’ll get back more than what you give up (Mark 10:29-30)

– You give to God (Matthew 25:40)

– You care more about ministry (Luke 12:34)

There are more benefits to giving, but this was just a quick list.  So what do you think?

Question: What other benefits do we receive (Scriptural or not) from giving?