Some thoughts on impact of Charity © 2002 C.J.L.J.Rao
Many of us spend most of our time thinking on tactics and strategies to increase our earnings or income online. But, we don't spend same amount of time thinking of giving portions of our earnings to poor and needy.
I hope you won't be surprised if I say "The More You Give offline or online, The More You Will Receive."
The Bible says "He that hath pity on poor lendeth unto Lord; And that which he hath given will He pay him again." (Proverbs 19:17)
This means that how much ever money or goods we give to poor and needy people, that much money or goods God is going to give back to us. He will definitely repay you, maybe more than you can imagine.
The Bible says "There is that scattereth and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it lendeth to poverty." (Proverbs 11:24)
This means that person who spent his earnings on charity by giving to poor has increased his income. On other hand, person who kept his earnings with himself more than that was necessary to him and therefore became poor.
The Bible says "The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself." (Proverbs 11:25)
This means that everything related to a generous person shall be made fat. And, he that provides help in whatever way or kind to others shall be helped by God.
The Bible says "Honour Lord with thy substance, and with firstfruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine." (Proverbs 3:9, 10)
This means that you have to honour God by giving your income by first sale to Him. And, you have to set apart your first increases of every venture for charitable cause. Then, All-knowing God who is watching over you all time shall reward you with plenty of further increases in income and with more new sales.
The Bible says "Blessed is he that considereth poor; Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon earth; and Lord will not deliver him unto will of his enemies." (Psalms 41:12)
The above verse is self-explanatory.
The Bible says "But, whosoever hath worlds good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth love of God in him ? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." (I John 3:17, 18).
This means that if you have enough and do not consider poor and needy, then you do not have love of God in you. You are loving God with mere words and not in truth.