Verses of interest
Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts.
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?7Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noon day:
And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, said the LORD of hosts.
Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.9You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation
Mal.3:5, 8, 9
1Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.3Your gold and silver is corroded; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. You have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter
20In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he rises to shake terribly the earth.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
12I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.13Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete with it shall be measured to you again.
17Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;18That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;