Be Generous

What is life at all,

If you have nothing to remember?

Why should a child have no where to turn,

Crying out, “Father, help! God, save me!”

Words cannot describe the pain

Even images cannot depict the horror

For suffering is a private experience

Let those with food eat it

So that they may not be tired

Make them not lazy or over restful,

Give them empathy for hardship

There is pain in the work

There are struggles and costs

But be grateful amidst your pain

And deliver relief to the others

Give your life by devoting it to giving back

Lay it down by your work

And build God’s Kingdom on Earth

Taking part in the Salvation of Jesus

Come to God with wisdom

Approach Him humbly

He does not lead all people

The one who gets excited by money

Or the one full of dreams and fantasies

About riches or fame or Earthly success

He shows love and uplifts His Chosen

Who heed guidance selflessly

Who dream of giving back

And expect nothing in return

Our Father will strengthen them,

He will help and deliver them!

Give your provision, your resources

Give your time, your knowledge

Be a knowledgeable servant

Hide away from the public eye

Let your giving be in secret

So God may reward you in Paradise

And your gift may be between you and Him

When a proper time arrives

It is honorable to give one tenth

You needn’t give more at any time

But the one who gives all has a great faith

Supporting Verses

  • “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” - Matthew 6:3-4
  • "The one who works his land will have plenty of food, but whoever chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished." - Proverbs 28:18-19
  • “But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.” - Luke 19:8-9
  • “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” - Matthew 5:42
  • “Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” - Matthew 19:21
  • “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” - Matthew 6:2
  • “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” - Matthew 6:31-33