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DONATION (GENEROSITY):


DEFINITION OF DONATION:

1)The Action of giving something for free

2)Something that is donated to a charity, Christian organisation, or church. This is usually an amount of money.


ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE:

Biblically, The donations are gestures or act of generosity and gratitude to our God or to the one who teaches us the word of God.


THE BIBLICAL VERSES:

1 Timothy 6:18

Recommend them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous.


Proverbs 11:25

The generous soul will be fulfilled,

he who waters will himself be watered.


2 Corinthians 9:11

Thus you will be enriched in every way for all kinds of acts of generosity which, through us, will raise prayers of gratitude to God.


Galatians 6:6

Let him who learns the word share all his good things with him who teaches him.


Romans 12:13

Provide for the needs of the saints. Practice hospitality


THE SYNONYM OF DONATION:

There are 5 synonyms for the word Donation related to the Bible

1)Gift

2)Grant

3)Present

4)Offering

5)Contribution


ATTENTION:

Donation is similar to offering because you are completely free to choose the amount you want to give, but the only difference between donation and offering is that according to the Bible, offering is something You can only give to church or to God, but donation is something you can also give to any person or charity you wish to support.


Also, whatever you want to give among donations, offerings and tithes in case you want to bring it to God or to a church, you must know that the laws of giving and receiving remain the same and you must make sure that you give according to God's word to avoid missing your reward upon return.


THE EXAMPLE OF THE LAWS OF GIVING AND RECEIVING:

1)Give with humility

2)Give with joy without constraint and murmur

3)Give what you decide in your heart

4)Give with faith to God

5)Give with love

6)Give with complete peace of mind

7)Give freely

8)Give with discretion

9)Give spontaneously and systematically

10)Give continually

11)Give even if you face difficult times

12)Give as much as you can

13)Give according to your income or more.


DONATIONS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT:

Donation is a form of giving that is not mentioned much in the old covenant, because giving under the old covenant was primarily an obligation.


DONATION S IN THE NEW TESTAMENT:

Donations were one of the most practiced styles of offerings by early Christians in the New Testament in the early days of the church.


THE BIBLICAL VERSES:

Actes 2:45

They sold their properties and their goods, and they divided the proceeds among all, according to the needs of each.


Acts 4:34-35

For there was none among them in need: all who had fields or houses sold them, and brought the price of what they had sold, and laid it at the feet of the apostles; and distributions were made to each person according to their need.


WHAT THE DONATION CAN BRING INTO YOUR LIFE:

1)YOU WILL NEVER MISS: (God will be your provider)

2 Corinthians 9:8

God will fill you with all his graces so that you always have in every way enough to satisfy all your needs and that you still have an abundance for every good work.


2)YOU WILL BE ENRICHED:

2 Corinthians 9:11

Thus you will be enriched in every way for all kinds of acts of generosity which, through us, will raise prayers of gratitude to God.


3)GOD WILL MULTIPLY THE FRUIT OF YOUR LABOR

2 Corinthians 9:10

May he who gives seed to the sower and bread for his food supply and multiply the seed for you and multiply the fruits of your righteousness.


4)YOU WILL BE FILLED WITH HAPPINESS

Proverbs 11:25

The generous soul will be fulfilled,

he who waters will himself be watered.


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