This section is from the "How To Pay Church Debts And How To Keep Churches Out Of Debt" book, by Rev. Sylvanus Stall. Amazon: How To Pay Church Debts And How To Keep Churches Out Of Debt.
The liberal deviseth liberal things; and by libe-ral things shall he stand.
Charge them that are rich in this world - that they do good - that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and Where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor. The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth; and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven.
Thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother; but thou shalt open thy hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth: thou shalt surely give him, and thy heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing, the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the
Lord, and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack.
Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
And let us not be weary in well-doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.