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People have said that God likes a cheerful giver, this idea is derived from:
6 “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (GNT).
I also think God likes a non cheerful person giving up money to the poor too. A person who knows that they’re giving up their trip to the amusement park, movies or going out to eat aren’t exactly happy for their sacrifice, but it can save lives. World Hunger is going away. We can make a difference if as individuals we contribute to stamp out world hunger. The battle is winnable long term by donating to good charities with what you can spare.
They say God likes a cheerful giver, but I think God also likes one who gives up their entertainment funds for the greater good.
Luke 21:1 Jesus looked around and saw rich people dropping their gifts in the Temple treasury, 2 and he also saw a very poor widow dropping in two little copper coins. 3 He said, “I tell you that this poor widow put in more than all the others. 4 For the others offered their gifts from what they had to spare of their riches; but she, poor as she is, gave all she had to live on.”
People who have it made in this life have it easy when it comes to giving. When you have it made and no cares, donating might be easy. It is easy to be a carefree giver when you’re later in life and have had a successful buisness or a well paying job. And you should give then too.
But with people who are just getting by it is harder to give. This is not a challenge to make your situation worse, but lets say you have an emergency fund saved up of 5-10k and your debts paid off… Lets say you have rent and bills taken care of. You have some money left but not a lot from your job. Could you think of occassionally donating 10$ a month? 33 cents a day saves a life from starvation. So 10$ a month could save a life.
Think about it. Do your research in charities. I just want more of us to have a desire to end world hunger. Its going away through governments and charities. Throwing money at the problem through good charities can solve it easier than other problems. Anyway, if enough of us are against world hunger, it could be gone in a generation. Lets each do what we can though as individuals.
My prayer is that you have some faith in Jesus. He loves you. I know he is real. Not everyone can give, but everyone can have faith in Jesus. Jesus is LORD!
If you don’t have a charity you know about, I have one pretty good one. If you want want to donate to a charity that is really helping orphans because I saw the presentations of the success of the work, write a check out to:
2200 Cornerstone Ln, Export, PA 15632
In the note part of the check write:Orphan Funds
They have orphans get a family in the villages. Then provide for traditional and faith in Jesus education.
Matthew 25:31 “When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne, 32 and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the righteous people at his right and the others at his left. 34 Then the King will say to the people on his right, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father! Come and possess the kingdom which has been prepared for you ever since the creation of the world. 35 I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes, 36 naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me.’ 37 The righteous will then answer him, ‘When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? 38 When did we ever see you a stranger and welcome you in our homes, or naked and clothe you? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?’ 40 The King will reply, ‘I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these followers of mine, you did it for me!’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Away from me, you that are under God’s curse! Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels! 42 I was hungry but you would not feed me, thirsty but you would not give me a drink; 43 I was a stranger but you would not welcome me in your homes, naked but you would not clothe me; I was sick and in prison but you would not take care of me.’ 44 Then they will answer him, ‘When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and we would not help you?’ 45 The King will reply, ‘I tell you, whenever you refused to help one of these least important ones, you refused to help me.’ 46 These, then, will be sent off to eternal punishment, but the righteous will go to eternal life.”