What the Bible Says About Alms Giving

Bible Summary. Church offerings and alms giving must not be motivated by pride or the desire for recognition. Christians should be known for their good works and alms giving just as Jesus is known for his good works. By sacrificing something we hold valuable such as our money or our time, we are acknowledging that God is first in our lives. See below for Biblical commentary and advice concerning alms giving.


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Alms Giving is Not Done for Pride or Fame.

Church offerings and alms giving must not be motivated by pride or the desire for recognition. God desires for you to acknowledge Him first. Giving alms freely without any intention of earthly reward or recognition demonstrates to God that you do put Him first in your life.

Key Bible Verse: Matthew 6:1 advises us against seeking recognition from man when giving of tithes and alms.

Alms Giving is an Act of Good Works That Illuminates You Love of God and People.

Christians should be known for their good works and alms giving just as Jesus is known for his good works. Doing a good work is one of the best ways to get a sinner’s attention and to demonstrate that there is a more joyous way to live.

Key Bible Verse: Acts 9:34 tells us of Tabitha who was full of good works and the giving of alms.


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Alms Giving is an Acknowledgment of God.

It is so easy for us to get caught up in our day-to-day activities and forget God. By sacrificing something we hold valuable such as our money or our time, we are acknowledging that God is first in our lives.

Key Bible Verse: Acts 10:2 tells us about a devout man that feared God and gave much alms.