When you read about charity in the Bible, it is usually talking about love, but it also means giving, helping the needy, and acts of kindness and generosity towards others. Charity doesn’t have to be about money, it is about giving of whatever you have. As Christians, we should be charitable, not because it makes us look like good people, but out of our compassion for others. I have decided to give all the profits that I receive from my books’ sales to charity. Some of the charities that I support are local churches, homeless shelters and missions around the world. When you purchase my books, I want to thank you for your encouragement for my writing and for supporting charitable causes.
Some of my favorite Bible verses about charity:
10 And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
2 Corinthians 9:7-8
7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
10 Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.