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Liberality


1. Pleasing to God. 2Co 9:7; Heb 13:16.

2. God never forgets. Heb 6:10.

3. Christ set an example of. 2Co 8:9.

4. Characteristic of saints. Ps 112:9; Isa 32:8.

5. Unprofitable, without love. 1Co 13:3.

6. Should be exercised

a. In the service of God. Ex 35:21-29.

b. Toward saints. Ro 12:13; Ga 6:10.

c. Toward servants. De 15:12-14.

d. Toward the poor. De 15:11; Isa 58:7.

e. Toward strangers. Le 25:35.

f. Toward enemies. Pr 25:21.

g. Toward all men. Ga 6:10.

h. In leading to those in want. Mt 5:42.

i. In giving alms. Lu 12:33.

j. In relieving the destitute. Isa 58:7.

k. In forwarding missions. Php 4:14-16.

l. In rendering personal services. Php 2:30.

m. Without ostentation. Mt 6:1-3.

n. With simplicity. Ro 12:8.

o. According to ability. De 16:10,17; 1Co 16:2.

p. Willingly. Ex 25:2; 2Co 8:12.

q. Abundantly. 2Co 8:7; 9:11-13.

7. Exercise of, provokes others to. 2Co 9:2.

8. Labour to be enabled to exercise. Ac 20:35; Eph 4:28.

9. Want of

a. Brings many a curse. Pr 28:27.

b. A proof of not loving God. 1Jo 3:17.

c. A proof of not having faith. Jas 2:14-16.

10. Blessings connected with. Ps 41:1; Pr 22:9; Ac 20:35.

11. Promises to. Ps 112:9; Pr 11:25; 28:27; Ec 11:1,2; Isa 58:10.

12. Exhortations to. Lu 3:11; 11:41; Ac 20:35; 1Co 16:1; 1Ti 6:17,18.

13. Exemplified

a. Princes of Israel. Nu 7:2.

b. Boaz. Ru 2:16.

c. David. 2Sa 9:7,10.

d. Barzillai, &c. 2Sa 17:28.

e. Araunah. 2Sa 24:22.

f. Shunammite. 2Ki 4:8,10.

g. Judah. 2Ch 24:10,11.

h. Nehemiah. Ne 7:70.

i. Jews. Ne 7:71,72.

j. Job. Job 29:15,16.

k. Nebuzaradan. Jer 40:4,5.

l. Joanna, &c. Lu 8:3.

m. Zacchaeus. Lu 19:8.

n. Christians. Ac 2:45.

o. Barnabas. Ac 4:36,37.

p. Dorcas. Ac 9:36.

q. Cornelius. Ac 16:2.

r. Church of Antioch. Ac 11:29,30.

s. Lydia. Ac 16:15.

t. Paul. Ac 20:34.

u. Stephanas, &c. 1Co 16:17.

14. Extraordinary - Exemplified

a. Israelites. Ex 36:5.

b. Poor widow. Mr 12:42-44.

c. Churches of Macedonia. 2Co 8:1-5.