Wording of this Handout:
Christians are often troubled by money. They, like most people in the world, find that they have to pay bills, and for that they usually need to hold down a job which brings in sufficient money to pay those bills.
This means, for most people, that they need a skill which other people are willing to pay for, or a product, which other people are willing to buy.
Unlike the world, Christians find that it is more blessed to give away money than to go after it! (Deut.15:7-1 1) and giving must be done with a happy attitude - not a grumbling, whining heart (Prov.14:21). Giving is part of being a Christian (James 2:16 and lJohn 3:17)
Even unsaved people find that giving is better than getting because the principles in the Bible work for all people regardless of whether they are Christians or not. Love and giving go together. We can give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
There is an amazing promise to God's people, who give to the poor . . . God promises to deliver these people when they come to hard or difficult times!
The Bible says: "Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble" Psalm 41:1 (King James version)